Following the phenomenal success of his spring tour earlier this year, Alan Davies brings his latest touring stand-up show, Little Victories to both Lincoln’s Engine Shed and Scunthorpe’s Baths Hall this week .
Alan Davies is probably best known as the much-loved resident panellist on QI or the star of iconic television series Jonathan Creek.
His last live show, Life is Pain, was twice extended and ran for 18 months
Alan began his career in stand-up comedy in 1988 and was runner-up in the City Limits New Act of the Year contest 1989.
He was named Time Out Best Young Comic in 1991 and made his network television debut on Tonight with Jonathan Ross in 1992.
In 1993 two appearances on Channel 4’s Viva Cabaret led to a nomination for a British Comedy Award as Best Newcomer.
In 1994 he won an Edinburgh Festival Critics Award for Comedy and a Perrier Award Nomination and the show was released on VHS as Live At The Lyric.
The following year, he appeared at the Montreal, Melbourne and Auckland Comedy Festivals and was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Stand-Up Comedian..
In 1996 he took the eponymous role of Jonathan Creek, written by David Renwick.
The show continues to attract huge audiences and has won numerous awards, including a BAFTA for Best Drama and a National TV Award
His 1998 live show, Urban Trauma ran at the Duchess Theatre before touring the UK.
In 2001 Alan took the role of Bob in Bob & Rose for which he was awarded Best Actor in a Drama at the Monte Carlo Television Awards.
In 2002, he starred in Auntie and Me by Morris Panych for another sell-out season at Edinburgh before transferring to the Wyndham’s Theatre for a four-month West End run.
That same year Alan took part in a comedy pilot hosted by Stephen Fry. QI has subsequently run every year since 2003.
The lead role in two series of the ITV1 legal drama, The Brief, followed, and in 2009 Penguin published his first book, My Favourite People 1978-1988 which was adapted into a three part documentary series for Channel 4 called Teenage Revolution, which was also the title for the paperback edition of the book.
In 2010 he took the lead role of chef Roland White in the BBC2 sitcom Whites and in 2011 , he co-wrote and starred in a short film for Sky One as part of their Little Crackers Christmas season before returning to Australia for a successful tour of QI Live.
His last live show, Life is Pain was twice extended and ran for 18 months.
Little Victories is at the Baths Hall tomorrow night (Friday) at 8pm.
Tickets priced £25 and £20 are available on 0844 8542776or online at www.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk
He is at the Engine Shed on Saturday night (21st March) at 7.30pm.
Tickets priced £25 are available from the box office on 0844 8888766 or online at www.engineshed.co.uk