Due to huge fan demand, Jonathan Pie and his critically acclaimed sell out UK 2019 live tour FAKE NEWS is finally set to return for an extended new run of 41 dates in autumn 2021, with the show being updated and re written to include Pie’s unmissable takes on our new PC (post-Corona) world.
Jonathan Pie: Fake News (The Corona Remix) will now take place from Saturday 4th September – Sunday 31st October 2021 and includes an 11 night run at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, (2nd – 3rd, 5th – 7th, 14th, 17th – 21st October 2021).
The extended run of dates were originally scheduled for spring 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the dates were postponed and are now set to take place in September – October 2021, with a vast array of new dates added across the country. Tickets are on general sale now, with all tickets for the originally scheduled dates remaining valid. Additional information regarding the rescheduled dates, including that on original ticket holders, can be found overleaf.
After months stuck in lockdown, Jonathan Pie returns to the road to discuss how corona has changed the world… and his career prospects.
Black Lives Matter, the climate crisis, the NHS, austerity, social media, cancel culture and of course, now, COVID-19, nationwide lockdowns and the ensuing fallout – Jonathan Pie has thrown aside any red lines on subject matter covered in this explosive show; a ‘lecture-come-apology-tour’, where we hear how Pie’s career took a serious nose-dive, after an unfortunate on-air gaffe made by the irate news reporter. ‘Fake News (The Corona Remix) Tour’ will see Jonathan Pie returning to the road in a post-coronavirus world to berate the people in power – and the journalists apparently holding them to account.
Pie recently made headlines when one of his online rants was shared by Donald Trump Jr who thought Pie was a real news reporter. (Clearly Jr has never seen what Pie has to say about his father’s divisive and shambolic presidency.)
During lockdown in 2020, Pie documented his time in isolation with a video diary, Jonathan Pie: LOCKDOWN, working out how to fulfil his role of ‘roving’ reporter, whilst broadcasting news reports from his spare room. Earlier in 2020, Pie released longer form 15-minute video content. ‘Jonathan Pie’s Hard Brexit’ saw Pie report on a UKIP protest march and find himself at the centre of a twitter-storm, whilst ‘Pie Net Zero’ saw him present a new documentary about climate change, where he thought he might be in for a jolly couple of days by the seaside. He also found time to interview ‘HRH The Duke of Chesterton’ in an hilarious pastiche of the infamous interview with Prince Andrew. 2019 BBC Three mockumentary ‘Jonathan Pie’s American Pie’ saw Pie go across the pond to meet US voters. Pie’s three live shows, including 2018’s ‘Back To The Studio’, have sold out venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo and the London Palladium and have been performed across the US and Australia.