Lerwick warm-up for funnyman Noble

Comedian Ross Noble will warm-up for his autumn UK tour with a show in Lerwick.

The Northumberland-born funnyman will embark on his Tangentleman tour in September and said contrary to many other performers he did not think Edinburgh was “as far up as you can go”.

Ross Noble will start his UK tour with a show in Lerwick.
Ross Noble will start his UK tour with a show in Lerwick.

He added: “I want to take the show from the top of the country to the bottom and I’m really looking forward to seeing what Shetland has got in store for me.”

His stand-up routines are largely improvised and surreal – although he does have a few set topics throughout a tour. He described the planning for the entire show as “about four words on a piece of scrap paper.”

It is an approach which has seen Noble voted in the Channel 4 top ten greatest stand-up comics in 2007 – in 2010 he made number 11.

He will perform in Mareel on Thursday, 11th September.

Shetland Arts’ marketing officer, Lisa Ward said: “As Tangentleman is a UK-wide tour, it seems only fitting that the tour should start in the UK’s most northerly live venue.

“Shetland has a proud heritage of hosting some of the UK’s biggest names in comedy and music, helping to build Mareel’s reputation as one of the UK’s ‘must-play’ venues. Shetland Arts is delighted to be hosting this gig – we expect there will be a huge demand for tickets.”


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  • Stuart Hannay

    • April 15th, 2014 11:03

    “the UK’s most northerly live venue”?

    I must have imagined that last gig I went to in Cullivoe…..

    • John Tulloch

      • April 15th, 2014 11:44

      If you’re reading this, Ross, don’t make any jokes mocking the ‘Prophet Salmond’ or any of his ‘fishy’, caviar-producing disciples – Douglas Young may issue a fatwa calling for your ‘execution’!

      Still, if you ignore my advice, at least, you won’t ‘die’ on stage, those gags go down very well with the ‘No’ campaign who, according to the polls, are the overwhelming majority!

    • John Tulloch

      • April 15th, 2014 11:47

      Sorry, Stuart, my above comment has landed in the wrong place.

  • Ali Inkster

    • April 15th, 2014 12:33

    No du didna Stuart, but da wye tings ir gaen du may hiv ta imagine dem i da future.

  • Rachel Buchan

    • April 15th, 2014 22:14

    I would have thought that Baltasound Hall was the most northerly live venue.


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