The king of improvisational comedy Ross Noble returns to Lincoln this week with his new show Brain Dump.
A true master of surreal tangents, the Geordie funnyman will be at the Engine Shed on Friday, October 7.
Ross Noble is a former Perrier Award nominee, Barry Award, and Time Out award winner for best live stand-up, and has won several other prestigious awards and nominations.
His style is recognised as spontaneous, due to his unpredictable performance style, interruptions from hecklers or because he has drifted off into another surreal conversation.
During his shows he is known to dabble onto one topic, ask a member of the audience something about him or herself and use that as material, and carry on with that, and later on seems to forget about, digressing into another topic.
The amusing title of this latest tour came from a review of one his previous shows.
He recalled: “I got it from a customer review on Amazon for one of my DVDs.
“They wrote, ‘this is just like a massive brain dump,’ and I thought, oh yeah, that’s exactly what my stuff is! I’ll have that.”
After motor biking around the country at the mercy of Twitter in his critically acclaimed travelogue series, Ross Noble: Freewheeling, which reached 3.7 million individuals across its two series on Dave, Ross now returns to his first love, stand-up comedy.
As everybody’s favourite randomist, Noble’s on-stage exuberance and cerebral style have established him as one of the best live comedians in the world.
Since starting out in comedy 25 years ago at the age of 15, he has since undertaken 14 sell-out tours.
As always, Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it’s time to let it all out.
Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy.
As ever, he will making much of it up as he goes along, taking audiences on a different journey each night.
And it’s the challenge and unpredictably of that approach that makes it fun in his eyes.
He continued: “The risk of that is all relative, it’s like driving a car.
“After 25 years you don’t get in a car and go, ‘what if this goes wrong?’
“If you hit a few bumps in the road you just think, ‘oh, this is fun, let’s bounce around for a bit.”
“The main change to my comedy over the years is that, because I’ve built up this really loyal audience, there’s more of a shorthand.
“When I first started, if I was talking about something a bit leftfield people would go ‘oh god, where’s he going with this?’
“Whereas now, that’s what people want, they go, ‘oh right, where’s he going with this?’”
Tickets for his Engine Shed show are on 0844 8888766 or www.engineshed.co.uk