THE voice of comedy Rob Brydon brings his stand-up show to Sunderland Empire in early December... for one night only.

And we have teamed up with the Empire to give one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Brydon's I Am Standing Up on Friday, December 8.

Brydon is perhaps best known for the television shows Gavin and Stacey, Would I Lie To You? and The Trip, as well as Marion and Geoff, Human Remains, Little Britain, The Rob Brydon Show, Best of Men, Gangster Granny and QI.

His film work includes The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Cinderella and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Last year in London’s West End he starred opposite Sir Kenneth Branagh in The Painkiller.

His other theatre credits include Future Conditional, at The Old Vic, and A Chorus of Disapproval, at The Harold Pinter Theatre.

Brydon is also known for his versatile voice. He has narrated Little Britain Down Under, Valley Of Song, Becoming Bond, Holmfirth Hollywood and 100 Greatest Comedy Moments.

He has also performed character voices for the animations The Gruffalo, Body Beautiful, The Legends of Treasure Island, The Baskervilles and Robbie The Reindeer: The Legend Of The Lost Tribe.

In 2009 alongside Ruth Jones, Robin Gibb and Sir Tom Jones, he reached number one in the charts with the single Islands In The Stream, in aid of Comic Relief.

  • For a chance to win a pair of tickets for the December 8 show, simply answer the following question: What has Rob Brydon called his current stand-up show?

Send your entry on a postcard to Rob Brydon Competition. The Northern Echo, Priestgate, Darlington, DL1 1NF. The closing date for entries is Monday, November 18. The winner will receive one pair of tickets to the performance on Friday, December 8 at Sunderland Empire. Tickets are non-transferable and no monetary value will be given. The Northern Echo's usual terms and conditions for competitions apply.

Rob Brydon, Sunderland Empire, Friday, December 8. Tickets from the Box Office on High Street West, via the ticket centre 0844 871 3022* or

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