A member of a very select club, Bill Bailey is a musical comedian who actually manages to be funny, rather than just clever and smug.

Formerly the funniest of the two Rubber Bishops, Bill was brought up on a diet of Sex Pistols, Morecambe & Wise and Mozart, and presents an act that nicely mixes displays of his musical virtuosity with straight standup.

A British Comedy Awards winner, he’s particularly known for a routine that unearthed a new musical genre: classical comedy. Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, it seems, contains the leitmotif, ’Ave A Banana! Inspired nonsense that’s typical of the man. He visits the Midlands with Larks In Transit, a show that’s been so well received he’s touring it again.

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