Jenny Eclair announces 2024 tour | tie in with her new memoir Jokes, Jokes, Jokes

Jenny Eclair announces 2024 tour tie in with her new memoir Jokes, Jokes, Jokes

Jenny Eclair has announced a new tour to coincide with her forthcoming memoir Jokes, Jokes, Jokes.

The comic has announced more than 40 dates, starting on October 5 in Henley  and ending in Norwich on March 26 next year.

She said: ‘I’m delighted to announce that I shall be dragging my old carcass back on the road with a brand new show, and hopefully finding that cardigan I left in Toddington Service station last year.’

Like the book, Jokes, Jokes, Jokes Live! covers her life from drama school – where she mostly spent her tiime drinking cider and eating sausage rolls – sleeping with men who looked like they lived under a carpet, punk poetry, anorexia, bedsit misery, waitressing and not really having a clue about anything, to being the first woman to win the Perrier Award, becoming a mother, author, grumpy old woman, podcaster and nana.

Promoters Avalon issued the tongue-in-cheek content warning that ‘punk poetry, animal impressions and baritone nursery rhyme singing may feature’.

The tour follows Eclair’s last show Sixty! (FFS!), about turning that landmark age, and a series of live performances of the Older And Wider podcast she hosts with Judith Holder.

Last week Chortle reported how former Taskmaster contestant Eclair ’s memoirs Jokes, Jokes, Jokes would be published by Sphere – also in October.

Publisher Cath Burke, deputy managing director of Little, Brown Book Group, said: ‘As brilliant in writing as she is in person, Jenny’s memoir is the book I’ve always wanted to read. Outrageous, eye-opening, jaw-dropping and so very, very funny, you’re going to have one helluva good time with Jenny in this book.’

Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10am on Friday,.

» Jenny ​Eclair tour dates.

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Published: 26 Feb 2024

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