COMEDY fans are in for a treat when British funny guy Paddy McGuinness makes a flying visit to Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre as part of his ‘Daddy McGuinness’ tour.
The 42-year-old is back and better than ever after taking a four year break after becoming a father for the first time – and people can expect his new tour to feature plenty of fun-filled stories from his time away.
The popular presenter of the hit ITV programme Take Me Out will take to the stage this Thursday and Friday night (October 29 and 30).
Following 12 months of writing material, Paddy told the Observer reporter Shaun Reynolds this was by far his biggest gig with regards to content.
The TV star added: “The midlands is one of the best crowds to play as it’s good for audience feedback.
“A place like London – where the public are spoilt for choice with what show they want to see – is hard to judge as people don’t appreciate a night at the theatre like people further north do.
“People talk about the difference in audiences from north to south but it’s actually London vs everywhere else in the land – I’m really excited to be visiting Birmingham as part of my tour.
“I’ve never used Twitter when on tour so it’s been nice to read some comments people have already said about the tour and how they’re excited to come and watch it.”
The former lifeguard, who started his full-time performing career 13 years ago, has used the first few years of parenthood to piece together two halfs of his show which are guaranteed to provide laughter.
“In the first half of the show I’ll be talking about becoming a dad, however I’ve worded it so even non-parents will be able to relate,” added McGuinness.
“The second half is purely comedy, everything you do in life.”
One change to this year’s shows is there will be no DVD released after the conclusion of the mammoth five month tour.
The father-of-two said you simply could not beat a night at the theatre and would never forget the first time he watched a pantomime – at the tender age of 34.
McGuinness added: “I want to make this tour special, there’s something different about going to a live show.
“We live in a time where you can record any programme you want on TV and watch it when you please, but for me you just don’t get the same buzz.
“People have always been shouting for more so I’m confident the public will come out because it’s going to be great fun.”
Tickets are between £20.25 and £39.50 – visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk or call 0844 826 2826 for more.