TV comic James Acaster is to headline the opening night of a new big stand-up show later this year at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall.
The 33-year-old has won a legion of new fans all over the world after four of his live shows were launched on Netflix earlier this month.
He has also appeared on the likes of Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, QI and Would I Lie To You.
Acaster takes top billing on Friday October 12 at the newly launched Live At The Town Hall, which organisers hope will run quarterly at the historic venue.
He will be supported on the night by Archie Kelly, best known for playing Kenny Dalglish Senior in Peter Kay’s cult sitcom Phoenix Nights, and musical comic Rob Deering, a regular headliner at The Glee Club and The Comedy Store.
Holding things together will be Wayne Beese, who will be resident MC for the shows.
Early bird tickets are being made available for just £15 until the end of April and are set to go on sale at 5.30pm today. (Thu)
“James Acaster is the hottest ticket in British stand-up at the moment – the Netflix specials have opened him up to a massive new fanbase and we’re delighted to have got him to headline our first night.
“Many people will remember Archie and his tall tales with fondness from Phoenix Nights, and Rob is quite simply one of the best headliners in the country.
“So it’s an amazing line-up, and we hope people will turn out and support it so we can make it a regular thing and bring more big names here in the future.”
Beese comes to Sutton Coldfield after successfully launching big shows at another volunteer-led venue in the Midlands, at Brierley Hill Civic Hall in Dudley. In the two years that Live At The Civic has been running the likes of Ross Noble, Joe Lycett, Seann Walsh, Justin Moorhouse, Gary Delaney, Tom Stade, Doreen Tipton and Doc Brown have all taken to the stage.
Tickets for Live At The Town Hall are available from 5.30pm at www.ticketsource.co.uk/livetownhall