Following on from a very successful, critically-acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival in August, the self-effacing George Lewis – a BBC New Comedy Award finalist – is taking his show on tour in the spring of 2019.
‘A man, a plan, a girl with fake tan’ tells the story of when George was 12 and he fell for the most beautiful, most orange girl in Stockport. To win her heart, he decided he needed to act less like a boy and more like a man. Specifically, the coolest man in Britain at that point: Liam Gallagher.
In this show, George looks back on life as a teenager in a world that was going crazy for Britpop, Minidiscs and New Labour. He was a self-assured geek who was trying so hard to be cool but getting it so, so wrong.
He’d like to think that this is just something every teenage boy goes through, but the odd story of his life as an adult shows that he’s not changed that much after all.
He still tries to be cool. He still gets it wrong, more often than not. And he’s still a huge Oasis fan. He quite recently won BBC1’s Celebrity Mastermind, answering Oasis questions, and appeared on the Oasis podcast to talk about his victory.
Stockport born and bred, George Lewis is one of the most exciting comedians to burst onto the scene in recent years. A multi-award-winning stand-up, he has recently written for BBC Radio 4, is soon to appear on ITV2’s Stand Up Sketch Show, has hosted BBC’s Top Gear-Extra Gear, was named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist, and has won Celebrity Mastermind. He has also appeared on CBBC (The Dog Ate My Homework), Comic Relief 2017, and Jokes (ITV2). Last year, George supported Tom Allen on his UK tour.
Friday, 8th February South Molton, George Hotel www.theploughartscentre.org.uk
Friday, 22nd February Subury, The Quay Theatre www.quaysudbury.com
Saturday, 23rd February Leicester, The Cookie (Comedy Festival) comedy-festival.co.uk
Saturday, 16th March Barton upon Humber, The Ropewalk www.the-ropewalk.co.uk
Sunday, 17th March Salford, Lowry Theatre https://thelowry.com
Friday, 22nd March Brighton, Komedia www.komedia.co.uk/brighton
Saturday, 13th April Bristol, Improv Theatre https://improvtheatre.co.uk
More Information: http://www.georgelewiscomedian.com/