Paul Tonkinson – Thursday 10 January 2019 (Apollo Hotel)

Paul Tonkinson

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MC Phil Dinsdale
Steve Day
Jenny Collier
Jan Jack

A sensational live performer, Yorkshire man, marathon runner and former (double award-winning) Time Out Comedian of the Year, Paul Tonkinson has long upheld his esteemed reputation as one of the finest stand-ups the UK has to offer. With a unique and distinctive style, Tonkinson is noted for his effervescent physicality and skillful impressions, which bring alive exuberant, tender comic reflections on love, family and the day-to-day idiosyncrasies of 21st century living. A plethora of first class material, combined with tremendous charm and irrepressible, infectious energy make for quite a formidable talent.

After many years of storming the circuit, and much badgering from fellow professionals, he took to the road in 2012 with his eagerly anticipated debut tour: Paul Tonkinson; Fancy Man. The tour took in 50 dates across the UK, and gave audiences the opportunity to experience the full Tonkinson phenomena in all it’s glory.

Following his solo tour, he was given the opportunity to play to a wider audience, joining the mighty Michael McIntyre as a special guest on live shows around the UK. In 2013 he had the honour of joining Michael as a special guest on his global arena tour; playing to millions across the globe, as far and wide as Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.   Paul joined Michael again in 2015 as special guest on the Happy & Glorious Tour; playing to sold-out crowds in arenas across the UK.

On TV, he’s most recently performed on BBC One’s Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshowand Comedy Central’s The Comedy Store and The World Stands-up. He was recently a contestant on Ch. 4`s hit show Celebrity Come Dine With Me, proving he’s not just a dazzling stand-up talent, but a whizz in the kitchen, scooping first place to win the cash prize for charity. Back in the day, when he was a mere whippersnapper he had a stint presenting Ch. 4’s The Big Breakfast and he has also presented radio shows on XFM in London and Manchester.

Also appearing is Steve Day. Steve is a truly unique comedian – warm, witty and engaging whilst dealing with the dilemmas of being a deaf man in a hearing world. Steve went on his first national tour back in 2006, and has since been performing across the world to critical acclaim.

Appearing in the middle slot, we are delighted to welcome Jenny Collier. Originally from the Welsh mountains, Jenny moved to the Big Smoke and embarked upon a career in stand up comedy. A multiple award winning writer and performer who has also presented on numerous radio shows for the BBC and also on TV with Rhod Gilbert.

MC for the night is Phil Dinsdale. Combining his childhood experiences growing up in a tough North East town, this ex Steel worker provides a unique blend of cynicism, observation and good old fashioned humour. Delivery is sharp and honest with human nature, topical issues and his own tangential mind all being exposed to the same tongue-in -cheek treatment. Allow Phil to guide you into an appraisal of the blatantly obvious while comfortably poking fun at absolutely everything.

PRE COMEDY NOSH AND DRINKS
From 6.00pm until 7.15 the Apollo Hotel are offering HAPPY HOUR AND A QUARTER! That’s 50% off all drinks  – Hoorah!

and…  *fanfare*  There’s even a £10 Curry Club.  What do you get for that?

A choice of 3 curries  – served with Pilau Rice, Naan Bread and a small beer or glass of wine.  The Apollo are getting into the spirit of comedy with the following curries –

The mild one (Kenny Everett) ‘It’s all in the best possible taste.’
The hot one (Del Boy) ‘Lovely jubbly’ 
The hotter one (Catherine Tate) ‘How very dare you!’

There will always be a vegetarian option too.  If you’re a Curry Dodger (hard to resist a poppadom though, isn’t it?) just choose something from the main menu at usual prices.

Comedy Curry Club is usually fuller than a plumber’s tool bag, so it’s best to book.   Contact The Apollo on 01256 796700.