AN ENGLISH comedian and actor will be heading to Basingstoke and bringing in the laughs.

Julian Clary will head out on his new UK tour, Fistful of Clary, in 2024.

The revered comic who was also recently confirmed to be joining the next line-up of Channel 4's Taskmaster will play 45 shows across the UK, heading to Basingstoke's The Anvil on Friday, April 26 next year

This brand-new stand-up tour for 2024 will follow an exciting 2023 for Clary. Airing later in 2023, Clary will join Lucy BeaumontSam CampbellSue Perkins and Susan Wokoma, as the five new contestants trying their hand at a series of absurd, surrealist tasks set by Taskmaster Greg Davies and his assistant ‘little’ Alex Horne. 

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Julian has also recently been announced to play the role of Herod as part of this September’s launch of a UK tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, the Olivier Award-winning reimagined production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s celebrated musical. Julian will take the role of Herod across venues in Manchester, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Liverpool. 

Following Jesus Christ Superstar, in December 2023, Clary will headline his eighth consecutive run in the London Palladium’s annual pantomime, this year playing Seaman Smee in Peter Pan, alongside star guest Jennifer Saunders. 

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Julian is sure that the men in the audience will be so eager to join his posse they won’t be able to keep their hands off his Rawhide. The lucky few will play with him on stage in the Hang ‘em Low saloon, where Wild Bill Hickok used to meet his special friend, Raving Clarence la Fruit.

But life in the Old West was tough. Not all of Julian’s wild bunch will be around to witness the final shoot-out that will result in Julian giving himself selflessly at high noon to the last man standing. 

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