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Jonathan Pie announces new tour

See the exasperated news reporter live in 2019.

Viral news reporter Jonathan Pie has confirmed details of a huge UK tour, taking place in 2019.

The Fake News tour kick off in York on 4 October 2019, taking in a total of 38 dates and finishes at The Pavillions, Plymouth on 1 December 2019.

The brainchild of actor Tom Walker, Jonathan Pie is a UK based news reporter, known for his brutal expletive-filled rants on the state of global politics.

The character first came to life in 2015, when a video of the reporter losing it outside of the Houses of Parliament became a viral sensation. The video in which Pie rants about everything from David Cameron, nuclear weapons, Alan Sugar and Matt Damon has had over 1million views on YouTube alone.

A traditional leftie, Pie’s rants are often targeted at the Tories, but he has also been known to criticise the tactics of the left. One of Pie’s most popular videos to date is his response to the election of Donald Trump, which has been viewed more than 150 million times online.

In 2017, the character was brought to life live on stage for the first time, with a run of dates that included a sold-out show at the London Palladium. The spoof news reporter followed the shows with a full UK tour in early 2018. The Back To The Studio tour was a resounding success, receiving rave reviews from the likes of the Evening Standard and Chortle, and selling-out two nights at London’s iconic Eventim Apollo.  

Described by fellow comedian Ricky Gervais as “brilliant, brave, raw and analytical without forgetting to be funny, Jonathan Pie will tour across the UK on the following dates:

4 October 2019 – Barbican, York
5 October 2019 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
9 October 2019 – Charter Hall, Colchester
10 October 2019 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
11 October 2019 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
12 October 2019 – Town Hall, Middlesbrough
13 October 2019 – Philharmonic, Liverpool
16 October 2019 – The Hexagon, Reading
17 October 2019 – The Hawth, Crawley
19 October 2019 – Guildhall, Southampton
23 October 2019 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
24 October 2019 – The Anvil, Basingstoke
25 October 2019 – Town Hall, Cheltenham
26 October 2019 – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
27 October 2019 – The Dome, Brighton
30 October 2019 – City Hall, Sheffield
31 October 2019 – Town Hall, Leeds
1 November 2019 – Eventim Apollo, London
6 November 2019 – New Theatre, Oxford
7 November 2019 – The Swan, High Wycombe
8 November 2019 – Victoria Halls, Stoke
9 November 2019 – City Hall, Hull
10 November 2019 – The Lowry, Salford
13 November 2019 – Cliffs Pavilions, Southend
14 November 2019 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
15 November 2019 – City Hall, Newcastle
16 November 2019 – Pavilion, Glasgow
17 November 2019 – Music Hall, Aberdeen
20 November 2019 – G Live, Guildford
21 November 2019 – The Derngate, Northampton
22 November 2019 – Corn Exchange, Bedford
23 November 2019 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
27 November 2019 – The Cresset, Peterborough
29 November 2019 – The Pavilion, Bournemouth
30 November 2019 – The Forum, Bath
1 December 2019 – The Pavilions, Plymouth

Tickets and the full list of dates for Jonathan Pie’s new tour are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk 

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