AS seen opening the latest series of Live at the Apollo, and as a series regular on Mock the Week, the UK's premier gagsmith Gary Delaney comes to town ahead of a nationwide tour in autumn.

Gary's previous tours have each taken in over 200 dates and his next tour will once again showcase exactly why he is seen as the premier one-liner comedian of his generation.

Through Twitter and TV he’s become one of the most quotable comedians in the country. He loves each and every gag and you can’t help but be carried away by his infectious charm. He’s like a cheeky schoolboy who can barely hide his glee with each and every punch line.

Gary recently won Celebrity 15 to 1, and has been seen on Celebrity Mastermind, Pointless Celebrities and Celebrity University Challenge for team LSE, with his old university mate Martin Lewis (from who encouraged Gary to make his comedy bow. His other TV and radio credits include Robert’s Web (Channel 4), Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4) and Russell Kane’s Whistle-Stop Tour (BBC Radio 2).

A regular on Mock The Week, he has won two Sony Awards, as well as receiving a Chortle Award nomination. He’s also a regular writer for shows including Cats Does Countdown, A League Of Their Own, and The Royal Variety Performance, and his jokes have twice appeared in Dave's Top 10 Funniest Jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe.

Gary Delaney, The Majestic Theatre, Bondgate, Darlington. Tickets £12.60 at or call 01325-633255