Ardal O’Hanlon: The Showing Off Must Go On

Ardal O’Hanlon: The Showing Off Must Go On

Show type: Tour

Starring: Ardal O'Hanlon

Where Ardal comes from (small-town Ireland) there is nothing worse than showing off. Yet he is a professional ‘show-off’ who continues to do stand-up comedy for money, a very shy show-off (and as a result conflicted) but a big show-off nonetheless (a disgrace to his family). So why does he do it?

Well. Just when he thought he’d made sense of the world, when he thought he knew everything he needed to know. When he finally found a hat that he liked and learned how to make cocktails and how to relax sagaciously in a big chair. Just when he was about to quit airing his dirty linen in public and stop (for the love of God) showing off, the world shifted. Dramatically. The world fell off its axis. And is adrift in the universe. And needs saving.

In an age of raging populism, #MeToo, identity politics, the end of truth, the collapsing middle ground, peak avocado and £15 Gin and Tonics, and terrified of being on the wrong side of history, and desperate to prove that his gender, race, age and class don’t necessarily define him, Ardal is forced to saddle his high horse again and ride fearlessly into the culture wars (with a white hankie in his pocket just in case), comedy as ever being the best emergency response mechanism to extreme events there is.

Upcoming Dates

Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
Venue: Leicester The Y Theatre
Price: Call for prices
Info: Tour preview
Show starts: 20:00 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019
Venue: Haverhill Arts Centre
Price: £15.50
Info: Tour preview
Show starts: 20:00 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

Date: Sat 16 Mar 2019
Venue: Southampton NST City
Price: £22
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

Date: Sun 17 Mar 2019
Venue: Bath Komedia
Price: £22
Show starts: 20:00 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
Venue: High Wycombe Swan
Price: £23.50
Show starts: 20:00 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Sat 2 Nov 2019
Venue: Reading Hexagon
Price: £22
Show starts: 20:00 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
Venue: Richmond Theatre
Price: £23.25
Show starts: 20:00 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
Venue: Richmond Theatre
Price: £26.15
Show starts: 20:00 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Wed 13 Nov 2019
Venue: Glasgow Tramway
Price: £22
Show starts: 20:00 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Sun 17 Nov 2019
Venue: Salford Lowry
Price: £23
Show starts: 19:30 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Fri 22 Nov 2019
Venue: Brighton Dome
Price: £23
Show starts: 20:00 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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Date: Fri 6 Dec 2019
Venue: Bristol UBU
Price: £22
Show starts: 20:00 (Doors open approx 30 mins earlier)

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