Josh Widdicombe's What Do I Do Now… tour comes to St Albans
Comedian Josh Widdicombe will be swapping his co-hosting duties on The Last Leg for a stand-up show in St Albans next week.
“If you’re doing a show for 50 nights, it’s very nice to make every show a bit different. That way, each night feels like a one-off for that particular audience.”
He’s regularly on TV and radio these days, but Josh Widdicombe still loves stand-up comedy.
Which is lucky for fans of the curly-haired Devonian observationalist as his ‘What Do I Do Now...’ nationwide tour arrives in St Albans next week.
You can see the co-host of award-winning Channel 4 show The Last Leg at The Alban Arena on Thursday, September 20.
As well as The Last Leg, Josh has also made memorable appearances on Mock the Week, QI, Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News For You.
In addition, he has written and starred in his own sitcom, ‘JOSH’, on BBC Three.
But for all that TV success, Josh is delighted to be returning to the live stand-up arena.
“I love stand-up,” he says. “I think of myself as a stand-up.
“It’s not like a proper job, but it’s what I do.
“Other things just happen to me, and they have all come out of my stand-up.
“It’s good to remind myself why I ended up getting my own sitcom.”
Unlike some comedians, Josh relishes the whole process of touring.
“I really like the lifestyle, and I really like travelling around the UK,” said Josh.
“It’s a very pleasant way to see the country.
It’s really interesting to see where people come from and then talk to them about those places.”
The comedian says that a rapport with his audience is really important to him.
“That interaction with the audience is what keeps the show lively and it’s what keeps you interested as a performer,” said Josh.
“If you’re doing a show for 50 nights, it’s very nice to make every show a bit different.
“That way, each night feels like a one-off for that particular audience.”
Tickets for the Arena date cost £18 and the show starts at 8pm.
• Call the Arena box office on 01727 844488 or book online at www.alban-arena.co.uk