COMEDIAN Dom Joly, best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV, is coming to the region with his first UK theatre tour since 2011.

Mr Joly will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotter and seeker of dangerous travel spots.

From North Korea to Chernobyl, he has visited some of the most unusual places on the planet – including the Australian bush in the tenth series of TV show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

Mr Joly said: “I’ve got this collection of weird holiday snaps. And I know there’s that cliché that ‘nobody wants to see anybody else’s holiday snaps’.

"Well, my holiday snaps are really good. And I’ve got some really good stories with them.

“The theme is travel. The three things I’ll be showing will be my own holiday snaps, holiday snaps from TV shows and holiday snaps from my books."

Mr Joly has already brought the tour to Durham and Yarm and his next gig in the region is in Northallerton at the town's Forum on April 4