GIRAFFE will be coming to the North East for shows in Stockton, York, and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Rob Beckett, one of the UK’s finest comedians, is back on tour in 2024 and heads to the North East for three shows across the tours run, which spreads 59 tour dates across three years.

Known for his chart-topping podcast Parenting Hell, Sky’s Rob And Romesh Vs and Celebs Go Dating, Rob will bring his brand new show Giraffe, from Bromley to Brisbane. 

His new show is set to ensure his audiences get some amazing laughs and can forget about their problems for a couple of hours.

The Northern Echo:

Rob said: ‘This is gonna be a big old tour. It’ll be tough being away from the family for a while. Don’t get me wrong I love my children/podcast content providers, but I do also enjoy a lie-in and a hotel buffet breakfast. So, I’m sure I’ll cope. I expect to put on about 3 stone from takeaways and drinking after the shows’

Rob Beckett burst onto the comedy circuit 15 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. He’s a Sunday Times Bestselling author and hosts his very own BBC Radio 2 Show.

As well as Sky’s Rob And Romesh Vs, which he does with fellow comedian and best friend Romesh Ranganathan, the pair have also co-hosted The Royal Variety Performance - the first time two comedians had hosted the event together in over 30 years - and The BAFTA TV Awards 2023.

Rob can also be heard alongside his other comedy pal, Josh Widdicombe hosting their highly successful podcast Parenting Hell, interviewing fellow parents on their successes (or most likely failures) at parenting. With over 250 million downloads, guests have included: George Foreman, Katherine Ryan, Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee and many more.

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In 2023, the podcast hit the road on the Parenting Hell Live arena tour, the pair also co-wrote the Sunday Times Bestselling book Parenting Hell, which is a first-hand account of the challenges and chaos of their parenting journeys.

2021 saw Rob pen A Class Act, which is his autobiographical account of being working class in the middle-class world of television and comedy.

This year also sees Rob host his brand new Sky panel show Rob Beckett’s Smart TV. Each week actors, comics, presenters and personalities join Rob, Alison Hammond and Josh Widdicombe to battle it out in a series of trivia-infused rounds to discover who knows the most about TV.

Rob heads to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 02 City Hall on Saturday, November 29, 2025, Stockton, Globe on Saturday, March 22, 2025 and York, Barbican on Thursday, June 5, 2025. 

Presale tickets for the show go on sale at 11am Wednesday, February 21, and general tickets go on sale at 11am Friday, February 23.