Comedy star asks 'Can I sing for you?'

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Rob Brydon
Rob Brydon

WELSH comic and TV personality Rob Brydon is bringing his nationwide tour to Blackburn.

The star of 'Gavin and Stacey' and 'Would I Lie to You?' will be at King George's Hallon July 15.

The show 'A Night of Songs and Laughter' is the first time Mr Brydon has created a show that includes songs and music as well as his signature wit and comedy.

He will be backed by an eight-piece band and combine stand-up comedy with songs ranging from Tom Waits to Tom Jones, and Guys and Dolls to Elvis.

The night tells Mr Brydon's personal musical journey from South Wales to the West End and beyond.

He said: ""It's a deliberate risk. But I want to go outside my comfort zone and test myself. I'll be nervous before this tour thinking, 'What will the reaction be?’ But I'm taking a chance, and the fact that there is risk involved is part of the thrill of it.

""It will take some people by surprise. People might only know me from 'Gavin and Stacey' or 'Would I Lie To You?'. Those people often say to me, 'I didn't know you could sing', and yet I have sung a lot. I hope this show is a very pleasant surprise for audiences."

As well as an award-wining career in TV comedy dating back to 2000, he has also appeared in the dramas including 'Oliver Twist', 'Heroes and Villains: Napoleon', 'The Way We Live Now', 'Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore', and 'Marple' and films including '24 Hour Party People', 'MirrorMask', 'A Cock and Bull Story' and 'Swimming with Men'.

In 2009 alongside Ruth Jones, Robin Gibb and Sir Tom Jones, he reached number one in the UK charts with the single 'Islands in The Stream', in aid of Comic Relief.

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