After a meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back, returning to stages across the country with his brand-new tour show, SURREAL; a title that perfectly describes Meikle’s last two years.
Having started 2019 performing in comedy clubs, Meikle ended that year selling out theatres across the globe, after one of the stand-up’s videos about his daughter’s eyebrow’s (link) went viral worldwide. Due to COVID, 2020 touring plans were then, of course, put on hold.
Meikle’s brand-new UK tour will span the country for 50 dates from;
Saturday 28th August
2021 – Sunday 16th January 2022, and includes a performance at London’s Leicester Square Theatre on Friday 15th October 2021, and a homecoming show at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday 7th January 2022.
Not one for mincing his words, Gary has been described as ‘playfully dark’. His cheeky chappy nature and ability to get away with talking about anything will have you laughing at things you probably shouldn’t. As always, Gary will draw material from his own real-life experiences, including his rapid rise to online fame and his unique family dynamic – he single-handedly raised his daughter from the age of 17 and became a grandfather at 39. Quickly putting his audiences at ease, a night of stand up with Gary feels like a night in the pub chatting with friends!
Of what to expect from his new show Surreal, Gary said: “2019 was such a surreal year for me when the videos took off, and I was just getting ready to hit the theatres across the country with this brand-new show in 2020 when COVID hit. I’ve been stuck in lockdown with two generations of formidable Meikle women, and let me tell you, after that, my daughter and granddaughter are just as excited to be waving me off on this tour as I am to be getting on stage again!”
Having performed to tens of thousands of people over the past couple of years, Gary has found a new confidence and level of openness on stage, meaning he doesn’t hold back on giving his opinions, no matter how warped! The new show will cover topics such as evolution, social media, how to deal with burglars, single mums, bee sex, small man syndrome and much more. Gary is a fast paced, punchy storyteller that finds the funny in anything.
Meikle has been on the comedy circuit as a stand-up since 2014, and in 2019 rocketed to fame, becoming known internationally for his viral social media video rants on subjects including eyebrows, hair extensions and dick pics, which have had over 150 million views and counting. Meikle was named at the top of The List’s ‘Comedy Hot 100’ for 2019.
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, where he still resides, Gary Meikle has built a global audience (35% in the US) over the last few years, and took his debut show “The iBrow Guy” around the world including the US, Canada, Dubai & Europe. Most notably, he performed a sell-out show at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall with a capacity of 2000, with all proceeds raised going to the charity Ronald McDonald House.
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