DUBBED by The Telegraph as “the brainiest comic of his generation”, Bill Bailey brings his compendium of hilarious tales and musical jokes as part of his Larks in Transit tour to Newcastle Arena next year.

With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness.

And if that’s not enough, this comedic genius will flaunt his myriad skills by fashioning a symphony from a ringtone, telling the real story of Old McDonald, and re-imagining the famous Stars and Stripes.

Tickets for the Arena show on Saturday, June 8, go on sale 10am Thursday, June 14 and are available online at www.metroradioarena.co.uk, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 or in person from the Metro Radio Arena Box Office. Venue facility and booking fees will apply.