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Joe Pasquale at Lichfield Garrick

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Squeaky Voiced Comedian Is The Devil In Disguise
When a stage show issues a warning that what you are going to see 'may contain immature themes' then you know you're probably onto a winner. That is what is likely to await fans of comedian Joe Pasquale when he embarks on his latest stand-up tour. Joe is famously known as the giggling comedian with the high-pitched voice who bases much of his shows on his magic tricks that are often hilarious but also impressively successful on occasions. For his latest stand-up tour, which Joe is calling The Devil In Disguise, he explores the reality that we all possess a dark side to go with our good side.

Joe Pasquale
Joe Pasquale is The Devil in Disguise


The substance of his latest show, if such a thing exists, is that Joe has been away searching for the fabled ancient merkin (Google it!) of Macedonia, once owned by Genghis Khan's Nan, called Maud, who used to wear it for special occasions. Audiences, which includes the one due to visit the Lichfield Garrick theatre on September 1, can also expect Joe to explain the mysteries of why the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will be arriving on My Little Ponies, and what Action Man held with those gripping hands. It all goes to emphasise the madcap, zany, and, yes, immature humour which has made Joe Pasquale such a household name over the years. In fact, Joe has been entertaining television and stage audiences for the last 30 years after he received his big break on TV's New Faces talent show way back in 1987, putting an end to an array of jobs that ranged from working as a porter at Smithfield meat market to time in the civil service.

Joe Pasquale
Comedian Joe is back with a new live stand-up show


A further huge break arrived in 2004 when he became the 'king of the jungle' after winning that year's series of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. Since then he has combined television with theatre and stand-up, including his appearances in ITV's Dancing on Ice in 2013, and a lengthy run as King Arthur in Monty Python's Spamalot, which included a stint in the West End. In fact, such were his other commitments that Joe left the stand-up comedy scene for two years before returning with a new show in 2015. He followed up that UK tour with a new show, bizarrely called One Man And His Bog, in 2016, and is now back with his latest The Devil in Disguise offering.

Lichfield Garrick
The Lichfield Garrick theatre


Tickets to see Joe Pasquale at the Lichfield Garrick are priced 24 each and are available online at www.lichfieldgarrick.com or by phoning the theatre Box Office on 01543 412121.

Forthcoming tour dates

August

Fri 11th Viva Blackpool
Sat 12th St. Helen's Theatre Royal
Sun 13th Crewe Lyceum
Thurs 17th Dunstable Grove
Fri 18th Palace Theatre, Southend
Sat 19th West Cliff Theatre Clacton
Sun 20th Orchard Theatre Dartford
Wed 23rd Embassy Theatre Skegness
Thurs 24th Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering
Sat 26th Princess Theatre, Hunstanton
Sun 27th Britannia Pier, Gt. Yarmouth
Mon 28th Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe
Tues 29th Leiston Film Theatre, Suffolk
Wed 30th White Rock Theatre, Hastings
Thurs 31st Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

September

Fri 1st Garrick Theatre, Lichfield
Sat 2nd Leeds City Varieties
Sun 3rd Burnley Mechanics Theatre
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Why? One Of The Legends Of Comedy Is Back
When: 11 Aug to 3 September 2017
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
Cost: Lichfield tickets £24 each
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