Tour Dates Announced For Top Comic Neil Delamere

Top Irish stand-up Neil Delamere has announced details of his brand new tour, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Pensioner, which is coming to The Source Theatre, Thurles on 28th December.

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Pensioner kicks off on 25th November and continues until the end of April, 2018. The 50-date tour also includes performances at Dublin’s Vicar Street, Cork Opera House and the Ulster Hall. Tickets are on sale now; visit www.neildelamere.com/gigs for tour listings and bookings.

Tour Dates Announced For Top Comic Neil Delamere

Neil Delamere appearing at the Source Arts Centre

The intriguingly-titled Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Pensioner represents a somewhat new approach by the Offaly funnyman. The show is framed around a single narrative – a day earlier this year when Delamere helped his 82-year-old father deliver the local meals-on-wheels to the elderly, which they had to finish in time for a horse race. While hilariously describing the experience, and the various characters they meet on their outing, Delamere deviates with some uproarious side-stories before bringing everything together in a rewarding finale.

While not an official tribune to his father, ‘Butch Cassidy’ is underpinned by the close father and son relationship. There’s even some recorded comments from Mr. Delamere Senior who, interestingly, has yet to see the show. “He’ll see it when I play Tullamore”, commented the Edenderry native.

A UK critic who saw Delamere perform Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Pensioner at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe wrote afterwards, “It’s a great show because it doesn’t feel rigid at all. It’s a show that has the promise of something fresh and original each night along with his prepared material. The guy is genuinely affable, but funny too – he’s not pandering to anyone; you can see that the act is what it is, a hysterical hour with a hilarious comedian”.

Separate to comedy, Neil is currently honing his acting talents for a three-part drama series for BBC Northern Ireland, details of which will be announced in early 2018.

Neil will also make a welcome return to TV screens this Autumn in the 11th season of the ever-popular topical news and current affairs panel show The Blame Game on BBC Northern Ireland. Delamere is one of the stars of the show, alongside Colin Murphy, Jake O’Kane and host Tim McGarry. The show regularly gets more audience share than Graham Norton and Delamere is now considered an “adopted northerner” who can sell out successive nights at the Ulster Hall.

“I wouldn’t like people to think that I slag off one side more than the other. It’s important to me that I go to both sides. If you get it right, you’ve probably offended everyone”, commented Delamere.

An accomplished broadcaster as well as comic, Neil is the host of his own hugely-popular two-hour weekend show on Today FM, Neil Delamere’s Sunday Best (Sunday’s on Today FM 11am-1pm). “I’m just trying to make compelling radio. When I listen to radio I don’t necessarily want someone to be funny all the time, as long as they are interesting”, commented Delamere.

Follow Neil on www.neildelamere.com, FB: Neil Delamere, Twitter @neildelamere. For ticket and tour info for Handstand visit www.neildelamere.com/gigs

About Neil Delamere

Award-winning comedian Neil Delamere is one of the top acts working in the Irish comedy scene today, well-known to audiences for his regular television appearances on RTE and the BBC, as well as his hilarious sell-out stand-up tours.

Neil is renowned for delivering powerhouse performances, whether it’s at Dublin’s Vicar Street, or further afield at high-profile international festivals such as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. His shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have garnered rave reviews, including a coveted five-stars from The Scotsman, the premier broadsheet reviewer at the event.

A broadcaster as well as stand-up comic, Neil presents his own weekend show, Neil Delamere’s Sunday Best, on national radio station Today FM. Neil has also guest-presented some of the most popular radio shows in the country including The Anton Savage Show (Today FM) and The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show (Today FM).

Neil has also turned his attention to comedy documentaries, writing and presenting the IFTA and Celtic Media Award-winning TV programmes on the Vikings, St. Patrick, and a four-part series for RTE on heroes from Ireland’s past, Holding out for a Hero. He was the presenter of Eureka! – The Big Bang Query, a comedy-science panel show for RTE2 that saw Neil bringing together the sharpest wits in comedy and the finest minds in science to discuss the world’s most fascinating discoveries and answer questions about the universe.

Neil makes a welcome return to TV screens this Autumn in the 11th season of the ever-popular topical news and current affairs panel show The Blame Game on BBC Northern Ireland.

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