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Simon Amstell set to perform at Durham Gala Theatre

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Bow-tie enthusiast and stand-up comedian Simon Amstell is bringing his unique blend of vulnerable and honest comedy to Durham.

The former Never Mind the Buzzcocks host is set to play the Gala Theatre as part of the To Be Free Tour on Thursday, February 19.

In what is the follow-up to his acclaimed 2012 Tour, Amstell explores his own feelings on a wide number of topics, ranging from the joy of love to the difficulties of death in his own deeply personal style.

This will be the sole chance for North East fans to see Amstell in the region as his tour begins to enter its final dates.

The mop-haired comedian is known for his sarcastic putdowns and gained notoriety on T4’s Popworld, most notably making pop diva Britney Spears cry after asking her if she thought “she’d gone a bit nuts”.

Amstell hit the headlines again after an angry confrontation with Ordinary Boys frontman Preston on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. The Big Brother star stormed off the show after Amstell poked fun at his wife and fellow contestant Chantelle Houghton.

The multi-talented Amstell has also turned his hand to scripted comedy, writing and starring in the BBC show Grandma’s House.

The sold out show is set to start at 8pm.

Simon Amstell will play the Gala Theatre, Durham, on Thursday February 19.

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