Milton to stand and deliver
MULTI award-winning crazy-haired comedian Milton Jones is set to make his Manx debut next month thanks to the Isle of Man Junior Acheivement charity.
Milton’s comedy career has spanned more than 20 years. After a brief, failed spell as an actor, the funnyman turned his attention to comedy and has not looked back since.
His acclaimed stand-up has seen him being named Perrier Best Newcomer and most recently, holder of Chortle Website’s Headliner of the Year.
However, he is probably best known for his radio comedy. He is an almost permanent feature on Radio 4 with no fewer than nine successful series of The Very World of Milton Jones – winner of a prestigious Sony Award.
A visually compelling comedian, with his wild hair, eyes and colourful shirts, it seemed inevitable that Milton would also find success on screen.
He holds down a regular spot on BBC2’s acclaimed panel show Mock the Week and has been regularly appearing at the world famous Comedy Store for several years. He also writes successfully for television and has been a contributing writer to the hit BBC series Not Going Out. Last year, this led to a Writers’ Guild Award nomination. He also has a forthcoming pilot show on Channel 4 called The House of Rooms.
In a comedy world increasingly dominated by observational wit, his distinctive deadpan delivery and surreal one-liner approach sets him apart from the crowd. Moreover, his broad and varied talents means he remains at the forefront of British comedy even after 20 years. His first steps into novel writing, with Where Do Comedians Go When They Die – a fictional comedic novel – represents a further diversification of this already varied comedian.
At his Villa Marina show, Man to Mann, on October 17, Milton will be supported by the talented Hal Cruttenden.
Another stalwart of the British comedy circuit, who has recently appeared in Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow as well as having written for and appeared in The Rob Brydon show, Hal has been a respected and dominant feature of the UK comedy club scene for many years, and has just come off the back of his first national tour.
Tipped as a comedian whose stock will just keep rising, Hal comes fresh from performing sell-out shows at the world famous Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, a highlight of the year for both fans of comedy and comedians themselves.
As well as making the audience laugh, the Douglas show will also help raise funds for Junior Achievement, a Manx charity aimed at equipping youths with the essential skills they need for post-education life.
The show, which is for over 16s, starts at 8.15pm. Tickets are £23 and available from the box office on 600555 or online at www.villagaiety.com
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