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Colchester Events Company Presents a Night of Comedy at Charter Hall with Danny Baker

Date issued: 1 November 2017

Following the hugely popular 'Cradle to the Stage' UK tour this year - including two sell-out nights at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, broadcasting legend and writer Danny Baker has announced a further tour for 2018, with a show at Charter Hall, Colchester on Friday 1 June 2018, with tickets on-sale Friday 3 November 2017.

The TV and radio presenter, novelist and comedy writer also presents an award-winning BBC Radio 5 Live show, a sports and entertainment show featuring fans and celebrity guests. His recent bestselling autobiographies were adapted into the hit BBC series Cradle to Grave.

Councillor Annie Feltham, Portfolio Holder for Commercial Services, said:"The Colchester Events Company has done a fantastic job over the past year of bringing some really top-notch comedy acts to Charter Hall. Colchester is really making a name for itself as a go-to venue for exceptional touring shows - long may it continue! What a pleasure to welcome Danny Baker to Colchester."

Danny Baker said: "Following the extraordinary success of the Cradle To Grave tour I was asked to reconsider my initial statement that I would never undertake such a venture again. The applause of the public can be a seductive narcotic and weaker souls than I would be tempted to repeat the thrills harvested during that 'uproarious whirligig of joy' simply to bolster their already outsize egos. After much reflection I have decided that I cannot allow such rampant narcissism to cloud my judgment. I said 'one farewell tour' and I meant 'one farewell tour'. There will be no more.

"Therefore I am pleased to announce that, to mark this momentous decision, I will be embarking on a nationwide, high-principled, peppy series of one-night-stands calling at dozens of theatres around the country starting in May 2018...It will be almost certainly your last chance..."

The TV and radio presenter, novelist and comedy writer also presents an award-winning BBC Radio 5 Live show, a sports and entertainment show featuring fans and celebrity guests. His recent bestselling autobiographies were adapted into the hit BBC series Cradle to Grave.

★★★★ "Boy can he sell a story... a compelling, evocative account of his south London roots", Evening Standard

★★★★ "A sequel surely beckons," Evening Standard

★★★★ "Entertaining audiences with stories that are eclectic", The I

"Baker makes a compelling case for the liveliness of his personal golden age. His glee, and his love for their protagonists, bring them leaping to life. As a host, he's entirely unpretentious and fires off stories as they come to him", The Guardian

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