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Stewart Francis adds dates to farewell tour

The comedian will tour his Into The Punset tour throughout 2019.

Stewart Francis has unveiled more dates for his UK tour, now taking him up to the end of 2019. Following some time off he’d taken to write jokes, Francis began what has been dubbed his “last tour ever”, Into The Punset, across Great Britain in October of last year.

Based in the UK, the Canadian-born comedian is a pun master. He wrote a book in 2013 called Pun Direction that’s packed full of his hilarious one-liners. Stewart also released his Pun Gent DVD in 2016 featuring material from the phenomenally successful stand-up tour by the same name.

Presenter and comedian Craig Ferguson, who hosted TV’s The Late Late Show in the US, has called Francis “one of the funniest comedians in the world”.

Famous for his deadpan, dry-as-a-bone devliery, Stewart has been a regular on British comedy TV shows like Mock the Week and Crackerjack. Below you can watch a clip of him from Live at the Apollo, where he alerts the audience that “this comedy bus is going to Giggle Street”.

 

The tour will see Stewart Francis perform until the 7 December 2019, with his last ever performance taking place at London’s Eventim Apollo. The newly announced dates see him take to stages across the UK in October, November and December 2019, in addition to the previously announced April, May and June shows.

Here’s a list of all of Stewart Francis’ forthcoming tour dates:

10 April 2019 – The Cresset, Peterborough
11 April 2019 – Sheffield Memorial Hall, Sheffield
12 April 2019 – Oakengates Theatre, Telford
13 April 2019 – St. George’s Concert Hall, Bradford
14 April 2019 – Buxton Opera House, Buxton
17 April 2019 – Grove Theatre, Dunstable
18 April 2019 – Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay
24 April 2019 – Corn Exchange, King’s Lynn
25 April 2019 – Warwick Arts Centre (Butterworth Hall), Warwick
26 April 2019 – The Woodville, Gravesend
27 April 2019 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
1 May 2019 – Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
2 May 2019 – The Lowry, Salford
3 May 2019 – The Royal & Derngate, Northampton
4 May 2019 – The Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
9 May 2019 – Pavilion, Weymouth
10 May 2019 – The Hexagon, Reading
11 May 2019 – Corn Exchange, Ipswich
12 May 2019 – Palace Theatre, Southend
16 May 2019 – The Ulster Hall, Belfast
17 May 2019 – Vicar Street, Dublin
18 May 2019 – Opera House, Cork
19 May 2019 – Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
20 May 2019 – Town Hall Theatre, Galway
23 May 2019 – Charter Theatre, Preston
24 May 2019 – Town Hall, Leeds
25 May 2019 – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
26 May 2019 – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
29 May 2019 – The Albert Halls, Stirling
30 May 2019 – Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath
31 May 2019 – The Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy
1 June 2019 – The Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow
2 June 2019 – Playhouse, Whitley Bay
5 June 2019 – Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight
6 June 2019 – Camberley Theatre, Camberley
7 June 2019 – St Davids Hall, Cardiff
8 June 2019 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton

— New dates —

25 September 2019 – Hemelvaart, Ayton
26 September 2019 – Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
27 September 2019 – Town Hall, Falkirk
28 September 2019 – Hall, Galashiels
29 September 2019 – Rothes Hall, Glenrothes
3 October 2019 – Garrick, Lichfield
4 October 2019 – Town Hall, Middlesbrough
5 October 2019 – Grand Theatre, Blackpool
6 October 2019 – Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
9 October 2019 – Gaiety, Ayr
11 October 2019 – Theatre, Harrogate
12 October 2019 – Forum Theatre, Billingham
13 October 2019 – The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
16 October 2019 – Opera House, Jersey
17 October 2019 – Princes Hall, Aldershot
18 October 2019 – The Hawth, Crawley
19 October 2019 – Orchard, Dartford
20 October 2019 – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
23 October 2019 – Beck Theatre, Hayes
24 October 2019 – Theatre, Hertford
25 October 2019 – G-Live, Guildford
26 October 2019 – Churchill Theatre, Bromley
27 October 2019 – Old Vic, Bristol
30 October 2019 – Theatre, Derby
31 October 2019 – Sands Centre, Carlisle
1 November 2019 – Theatre, Southport
2 November 2019 – The Victoria Theatre, Halifax
3 November 2019 – Parr Hall, Warrington
6 November 2019 – Corn Exchange, Newbury
7 November 2019 – Westlands, Yeovil
8 November 2019 – Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
9 November 2019 – Curve, Leicester
10 November 2019 – Plaza, Stockport
14 November 2019 – Wyvern, Swindon
15 November 2019 – Town Hall, Cheltenham
16 November 2019 – Grand Theatre, Swansea
17 November 2019 – Corn Exchange, Exeter
20 November 2019 – Lighthouse, Poole
21 November 2019 – White Rock, Hastings
22 November 2019 – Colosseum, Watford
23 November 2019 – Winding Wheel, Chesterfield
27 November 2019 – William Aston Hall, Wrexham
28 November 2019 – Theatre Hafren, Powys
29 November 2019 – Savoy, Monmouth
30 November 2019 – Guildhall, Portsmouth
1 December 2019 – Electric Palace, Bridport
4 December 2019 – Venue Cymru, Llandudno
5 December 2019 – Great Hall, Aberstwyth
6 December 2019 – Town Hall, Birmingham

7 December 2019 – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London

Tickets for the new Stewart Francis: Into the Punset dates go on sale at 10:00 on Friday 1 February 2019. Remaining tickets for all other dates are available now. Grab them through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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