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The irrepressible Mark Steel – comedian, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and author – is on tour again in 2019, and heading to Melksham Assembly Hall on Friday 10th May.
Organisers say, “Not long ago, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU. We had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government, Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton, and Mark was living the married suburban ideal. Since then, it’s all gone to absolute shit! But don’t worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright.
“Mark’s sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am revealed that his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, Mark is back on the road with a new show that is guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is.
“Mark has written and presented many series of Mark Steel’s In Town on BBC Radio 4 (new series out soon) and toured it live around the UK. He has presented the BAFTA-nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, and is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s The News Quiz. Mark has also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101. He has written several acclaimed books, including Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On, and writes a weekly column for The Independent – for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.
“Mark regularly films his columns for The Independent, and they’re proving very popular indeed. You can find them here: http://www.independent.co.uk/author/mark-steel
**** The Guardian
**** The Independent: “essential viewing”
**** Sunday Times: “Profound yet funny”
**** The Scotsman: “Frank, dryly funny”