Sarah Silverman to make a UK comeback

First gig here in four years

The box office has just opened for Sarah Silverman's first London date in four years.

Her show at the Bloomsbury Theatre in February will be her first UK date since she disappointed many of her British fans with a shambolic debut at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2008.

That show ran short and featured much old material, promoting slow-hand claps, and cries from fans demanding refunds for their £50 tickets. She only performed for around 40 minutes, followed by an awkward encore of a hastily convened Q&A section.

However, she has recently been on a more warmly-received tour of Australia, with a four-star review in Melbourne’s The Age praising ‘the impact of her most foul-mouthed punchlines’, so she will be hoping the return to London will go some way to restoring her reputation as 'the funniest woman alive' – as Rolling Stone magazine called her.

The show on February 9 will also be an pioneering ‘ticketless event’ – which promoters Live Nation says will eliminate the touts. The credit card used to book seats is used for entry, which is designed to ensure ‘that it’s only fans who can buy these tickets and gain access to the event.’

The gig went on sale from 9am today, priced £25. Click here to book.

As well as her stand-up and TV work, Silverman will next voice a character in the upcoming Disney animated film Wreck It Ralph, while her autobiography The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee was a New York Times bestseller.

Published: 13 Dec 2012

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