Bill Bailey | June 20, 2004
My brother was down visiting over the weekend, so I took him out to see Bill Bailey at the Brighton Dome. Bill Bailey is a UK comic best known for the Channel 4 series Black Books and his regular appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. However it’s in his guise as a stand up comedian that he really excels.
Last time I saw him in Brighton was at Komedia a few years ago. This was before becoming well know on TV, and he was performing in front of a half full theatre of around 100 people. How times have changed. Tickets for his two night show at the 1800 seat capacity Dome were sold out weeks in advance, and it was only out of luck that I managed to pick up some returns the day before.
I’m really glad I managed to pick up the tickets as the show was excellent. Apart from a couple of parts, the show was completely new, and had me rolling around laughing for the full 2 hours. As well as being a hilariously funny stand-up, he’s also an extremely talented musician, something he uses to great effect in his show. He’s currently on a UK tour before heading up to Edinburgh for the festival. If you get a chance, you must go and see his show. However, if you do miss it, there will be a DVD coming out in Nov. Fore a chance to win a copy, visit the Bill Bailey page at Universal Pictures.
Posted at June 20, 2004 2:12 PM