COMEDIAN and Mock the Week star Alasdair Beckett-King is taking his sell out show Nevermore on the road and he will be stopping in Basingstoke.

He will be visiting The Haymarket on Wednesday, April 17 and has said he is excited to perform in the borough.

He said: "I’m really looking forward to visiting Basingstoke. I had a look at your Milestones Museum, which is supposed to be what life was like in Victorian times. But I’m from the North of England, so it just looked normal to me. We didn’t have your Playstation 360s in my day. I’m just thrilled to be gigging in a venue with indoor plumbing."

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Basingstoke Gazette: Alasdair Beckett-King is coming to Basingstoke

Nevermore is, on paper, a diatribe against The North Sea. In reality, it is a silly, faintly mystical yet real comedy show with ridiculous jokes.

Sea levels have been rising Alasdair’s whole life. But for the first 16 years he was getting taller, so he didn’t notice. Now 6"2, Alasdair Beckett-King is the only comedian brave enough to speak out against The North Sea.

Out of the swirling maelstrom he steps, his sword of jokes, his shield of mischief and his armour made of a third amusing thing.

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Alasdair Beckett-King won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2017 and garnered a very enthusiastic critical response plus Amused Moose Comedy Award nomination with his debut Edinburgh show of the same year. Alongside his TV appearances and YouTube fame, he has featured on BBC radio as a comedian and sketch writer and performed stand-up across the UK, at Glastonbury, Citadel Fest, the Udderbelly Southbank and the Fringe.

He added: "I will be happy if my show speaks to just one person. I’ll be happy if just one person comes away thinking, “I am going to become ABK's mysterious benefactor. I shall make a gentleman of this young fellow.” If that happens, from a financial perspective, it will all have been worth it."

He once won a student RTS award and was nominated for a Student Oscar, but quit filmmaking for stand-up on realising it was a cheaper medium to be unsuccessful in.

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