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Ed Byrne -Spoiler Alert

Ed returns to the road this year after a total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run with his biggest ever tour to date and his brand new show called Spoiler Alert. He says; “I originally intended to call the show “I’ll Millennial You in a Minute”, but my promoter considered the title “off-puttingly baffling”. That’s my own chainsaw in the photo, by the way”. In the show, Ed explores the thin line between righteous complaining and brat-like whining and asks, ‘are we right to be fed up, or are we spoiled?’ Come and watch as Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out. Go on, spoil yourself.     Recognized as one of the finest observational comics in the industry, Ed’s television credits are countless (provided you’re really bad at counting); Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, The Graham Norton Show, Live At The Apollo, The One Show, Comic Relief Bake Off 2015, The World’s Most Dangerous Roads and, most recently, he and Dara O Briain filmed the follow up to their Big Adventure show for BBC2 entitled Dara and Ed’s Road to Mandalay.     www.edbyrne.com / TWITTER @MrEdByrne     PRAISE FOR ED ✭✭✭✭✭  “A masterful display of the comics art…This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium-filler”  SUNDAY TIMES ✭✭✭✭✭“The hour is self-deprecating, never self-indulgent, and his packed audience are well entertained” SUNDAY EXPRESS ✭✭✭✭✭A one-hour tour de force performance from the master comedian” BROADWAYBABY ✭✭✭✭✭ “Hysterical … a must-see show. My face still hurts from laughing so much” THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER ✭✭✭✭✭Expert stand up from the brilliant Ed Byrne” FRINGE BISCUIT ✭✭✭✭ “Thoroughly entertaining… he is a total pro and, on this form, terrific companyTHE TIMES ✭✭✭✭Byrne is at the top of his game” SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ✭✭✭✭ “It is rare for a comic to merit the word “masterful” but in this case it is no overstatement” THE SCOTSMAN ✭✭✭✭ “A show full of top –class observational humour….a great comedian making the simple sublime, Byrne gives his audience exactly what they want” EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS ✭✭✭✭ “Superior stand up from the nerd next door” THE HERALD ✭✭✭✭There is nothing quite like seeing Byrne doing what he does best” DAILY MAIL ✭✭✭✭You can’t help but love him” IRISH SUN ✭✭✭✭So artfully crafted” THE ARTS DESK ✭✭✭✭  “Byrne is one of the funniest and most articulate of our established comedians” THE MORNING STAR ✭✭✭✭There is a reason why he has become a household name” ED FEST MAG ✭✭✭✭One of the top acts to see year after year” ONE4REVIEW  “At the height of his powers…it’s no wonder this is selling out nightly” THE OBSERVER "His set had the audience in stitches for most of the evening - they roared their approval at the end” THE STAGE   TOUR DATES   SEPTEMBER                              VENUE                                                                          BOX OFFICE Tues 26th                                    COLCHESTER, Mercury                                                      01206 573948 Weds 27th                                   FARNHAM, Maltings                                                         01252 745444 Thurs 28th                                   SPALDING, South Holland Centre                                        01775 764777 Fri 29th-Sat 30th                           EVESHAM, Regal                                                              01386 421007   OCTOBER   Mon 2nd-Weds 4th                         NORWICH, Playhouse                                                       01603 598 598 Thurs 5th                                    EASTLEIGH, The Point                                                      023 8065 2333 Fri 6th                                         HERTFORD, Hertford Theatre                                             01992 531500 Sat 7th                                        NORTH FINCHLEY, Arts Depot                                            020 8369 5454 Mon 9th                                      STEVENAGE, Gordon Craig Theatre                                     01438 363200 Tues 10th                                   DUNSTABLE, The Grove                                                    01582 602080 Weds 11th                                   BARNSLEY, Civic                                                              01226 327000 Thurs 12th                                  REDDITCH, Palace                                                           01527 65203 Fri 13th                                       LEAMINGTON SPA, Royal Spa Centre                                   01926 887 726 Sat 14th                                      WORCESTER, Huntingdon Hall                                           01905 611 427 Mon 16th                                     CAMBERLEY, Camberley Theatre                                        01276 707 600 Tues 17th                                    MAIDSTONE, Hazlitt                                                         01622 758 611 Thurs 19th –Fri 20th                       WINCHESTER, Theatre Royal                                             01962 840440 Mon 30th                                     BROXBOURNE, The Spotlight                                             01992 441946 Tues 31st                                    HARLOW, Harlow Playhouse                                              01279 431 945   NOVEMBER   Weds 1st                                    LOUGHBOROUGH, Town Hall                                             01509 231914 Thurs 2nd                                    BURY ST EDMUNDS, Apex Centre                                       01284 758000 Fri 3rd                                        BEDWORTH, Civic Hall                                                      024 7637 6707 Sat 4th                                        PETERBOROUGH, The Cresset                                           01733 265705 Tues 7th                                     LYTHAM ST ANNES, Lowther Pavilion                                  01253 794 221 Weds 8th                                    MILLOM, Beggars Theatre                                                 01229 775677 Thurs 9th-Fri 10th                          KENDAL, Brewery Arts Centre                                             01539 725 133 Sat 11th                                      BARROW IN FURNESS, The Forum                                      01229 820000 Mon 13th                                     POTTERS BAR, Wyllyotts Theatre                                       01707 645005 Tues 14th                                    MILTON KEYNES, The Stables                                            01908 280800 Weds 15th                                   WORTHING, Worthing Pavilion                                           01903 206206 Thurs 16th                                   LINCOLN, Engine Shed                                                     0844 888 8766 Fri 17th                                       SHREWSBURY, Theatre Severn                                          01743 281 281 Sat 18th                                      CRAWLEY, Hawth                                                            01293 553636 Mon 20th                                     MANCHESTER, Middleton Arena                                         0300 303 8633 Tues 21st                                    RICHMOND, Richmond Theatre                                          0844 871 7651 Weds 22nd                                  ST ALBANS, Alban Arena                                                   01727 844488 Thurs 23rd                                  SWINDON, Wyvern                                                          01793 524481 Fri 24th                                       GUILFORD, G Live                                                            0844 7701 797 Sat 25th                                      CORBY, Cube                                                                  01536 470470 Mon 27th                                     ISLE OF WIGHT, Shanklin Theatre                                      01983 868000 Tues 28th-Weds 29th                     CANTERBURY, Gulbenkian Theatre                                     01227 769075 Thurs 30th                                   CHELTENHAM, Town Hall                                                  0844 576 2210   DECEMBER   Fri 1st                                         READING, Hexagon                                                          0118 9606060 Sat 2nd                                       WOLVERHAMPTON, Wulfrun                                              0870 320 7000 Mon 4th                                      MILTON KEYNES, The Stables                                            01908 280800 Tues 5th                                     EPSOM, Playhouse                                                           01372 742555 Thurs 7th                                    HULL, City Hall                                                                01482 300306 Fri 8th                                         WARRINGTON, Parr Hall                                                   01925 442345 Sat 9th                                        BRADFORD, St George’s Hall                                             01274 432000 Mon 11th                                     EASTBOURNE, Hippodrome                                               01323 412000 Tues 12th                                    BRACKNELL, South Hill Park                                               01344 484123 Weds 13th                                   CHESTERFIELD, Winding Wheel                                          01246 345 333   JANUARY   Fri 19th                                       FROME, Cheese & Grain                                                    01373 455420 Sat 20th                                      TREORCHY, Parc and Dare                                                03000 040 444 Sun 21st                                     KINGSTON, Rose Theatre                                                  020 8174 0090 Weds 24th                                   BRIDPORT, Electric Palace                                                01308 424901 Thurs 25th                                   TROWBRIDGE, Civic                                                         01225 765072 Fri 26th                                       STAFFORD, Gatehouse                                                     01785 254653 Sat 27th                                      BIRMINGHAM, Town Hall                                                  0121 780 3333 Mon 29th                                     REDHILL, Harlequin                                                          01737 276500 Tues 30th                                    YEOVIL, Octogan                                                             01935 422884 Weds 31st - Thurs 1st Feb              EXMOUTH, Pavilion                                                          01395 222477   FEBRUARY   Fri 2nd                                        PLYMOUTH, Pavilion                                                        0845 146 1460 Sat 3rd                                       ALDERSHOT, Princes Theatre                                             01252 329155 Mon 5th                                      KINGS LYNN, Corn Exchange                                             01553 764864 Tues 6th                                     BOURNEMOUTH, Pavilion                                                  0844 5763000 Weds 7th                                    IPSWICH, Regent Theatre                                                 01473 433100 Thurs 8th                                    TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Assembly Hall                                     01892 530613 Fri 9th                                        SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall                                            02380 632601 Sat 10th                                      BELFAST, Waterfront                                                        028 9033 4455 Mon 12th-Tues 13th                       WINCHESTER, Theatre Royal                                             01962 840440 Weds 14th                                   CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange                                             01223 357851 Thurs 15th                                   BRIGHTON, Theatre Royal                                                 08448 717 650 Fri 16th                                       BEDFORD, Corn Exchange                                                 01234 344813 Sat 17th                                      DARTFORD, Orchard                                                        01322 220000 Tues 20th                                    ROCHDALE, Gracie Fields                                                  0843 2081835 Weds 21st-Thurs 22nd                    LEEDS, City Varieties                                                        0845 644 1881 Fri 23rd                                       HARROGATE, Royal Hall                                                    01423 500500 Sat 24th                                      NEW BRIGHTON, Floral Hall                                               0151 666 0000 Sun 25th                                     SALFORD, Lowry                                                              0843 208 6003 Tues 27th                                    ST ALBANS, Alban Arena                                                   01727 844488 Weds 28th                                   NOTTINGHAM, Playhouse                                                 0115 9419419   MARCH   Thurs 1st                                    COVENTRY, Warwick Arts Centre                                        024 7652 4524 Fri 2nd                                        SHEFFIELD, City Hall                                                        0114 2789789 Sat 3rd                                       LIVERPOOL, Auditorium                                                    0844 8000 400 Sun 4th                                       BUXTON, Opera House                                                     01298 72910 Tues 6th                                     SWINDON, Wyvern                                                          01793 524481 Weds 7th                                    SWANSEA, Grand                                                             01792 475715 Thurs 8th                                    BRISTOL, Colston Hall                                                      0844 887 1500 Fri 9th                                         CARDIFF, St David’s Hall                                                   029 2087 8500 Sat 10th                                      BASINGSTOKE, Anvil                                                        01256 844244 Mon 12th                                     INVERNESS, Eden Court                                                    01463 234 234 Tues 13th – Weds 14th                   ABERDEEN, Tivoli                                                             01224 641122 Thurs 15th                                  DUNFERMLINE, Alhambra                                                 01383 740384 Fri 16th-Sat 17th                           DUNDEE, Rep                                                                  01382 223530 Mon 19th                                     HUDDERSFIELD, Town Hall                                                01484 221900 Tues 20th                                   LANCASTER, Grand                                                          01524 64695 Weds 21st                                  YORK, Grand Opera House                                                0844 871 3024 Thurs 22nd                                  CARLISLE, The Sands                                                       01228 633766 Fri 23rd                                       GLASGOW, Pavilion                                                          0141 332 1846 Sat 24th                                      NEWCASTLE, Tyne Theatre                                                0191 243 1171   APRIL   Tues 10th                                               BROMLEY, Churchill Theatre                                              020 3285 6000 Weds 11th                                              HARPENDEN, Harpenden Public Halls                                   01582 767525 Thurs 12th                                   FOLKESTONE, Leas Cliff Hall                                              01303 228600 Fri 13th                                       GUILFORD, G Live                                                            0844 7701 797 Sat 14th                                      WOKING, New Victoria Theatre                                          0844 871 7645 Tues 17th                                    RADLETT, Radlett Centre                                                   01923 857546 Weds 18th                                   CHATHAM, Central Theatre                                                01634 338338 Thrs 19th                                    BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavilion                                            01424 229111 Fri 20th                                       DERBY, Arena                                                                 01332 640011 Sat 21st                                      WIMBLEDON, New Theatre                                                0844 871 7646 Sun 22nd                                     CANTERBURY, Marlowe Theatre                                         01227 787787 Tues 24th                                    LICHFIELD, Garrick                                                           01543 412121 Weds 25th                                   BILLINGHAM, Forum                                                         01642 552663 Thurs 26th                                   WHITLEY BAY, Playhouse                                                  0844 248 1588 Fri 27th                                       BRIDLINGTON, Spa Pavilion                                               01262 678258 Sat 28th                                      SOUTHPORT, The Atkinson                                                01704 533333   MAY   Tues 1st                                     SALISBURY, City Hall                                                        01722 434434 Weds 2nd                                    BARNSTAPLE, Queens Theatre                                           01271 324242 Thurs 3rd                                    WESTON, Playhouse                                                         01934 645544 Fri 4th                                         ILFRACOMBE, Landmark Theatre                                        01271 324242 Sat 5th                                        TORQUAY, Babbacombe Theatre                                        01803 328385 Mon 7th                                      WELLINGBOROUGH, The Castle                                         01933 270007 Tues 8th                                     NEWARK, Palace                                                             01636 655755 Weds 9th                                    ST HELENS, Theatre Royal                                                01744 756000 Thurs 10th                                   FLEETWOOD, Marine Hall                                                  01253 887693 Fri 11th                                       EVESHAM, Regal                                                              01386 421007 Sat 12th                                      AYLESBURY, Waterside                                                     0844 871 7627 Mon 14th                                     DORKING, Dorking Halls                                                    01306 881717 Tues 15th                                   HORSHAM, Capitol Theatre                                                01403 750220 Weds 16th                                   NEWTOWN, Theatr Hafren                                                01686 614555 Thurs 17th                                   WREXHAM, William Aston Hall                                            0844 888 9991 Fri 18th                                       CAERNARFON, Galeri                                                        01286 685222 Sat 19th                                      LLANDUDNO, Venue Cymru                                               01492 872000 Tues 22nd-Sat 26th                        LONDON, Leicester Square Theatre                                     020 7734 2222 Tues 29th                                    KILMARNOCK, Grand Hall                                                  01563 554901 Weds 30th                                   FALKIRK, Concert Hall                                                       01324 506177 Thurs 31st                                   PERTH, Concert Hall                                                         01738 621031   JUNE   Fri 1st                                         STIRLING, MacRobert Arts Centre                                       01786 466666 Sat 2nd                                       OBAN, Corran Halls                                                          01631 567333     For more information on Ed Byrne, please contact... Bex Colwell:  07747 055227 / bexcolwell@yahoo.com