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Bill Bailey


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United Kingdom

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Beloved British comedian and panel show perennial

World-renowned British stand-up Bill Bailey is one of the most loved comedians in the business with his musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence. He often tackles topics like politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. 

Since the early ’00s, Bailey has been wowing audiences with his live shows. In 2001, he crossed the pond bringing Bewilderness to New York for eight weeks, while 2004 saw him perform Part Troll at over 50 venues around the UK.

His comedic extravaganza Tinseltown helped earn him a reputation for outrageous routines. In 2007, Bailey took it on a sold-out UK arena tour, then headed to Australia and New Zealand in 2008, before returning home for a 10-week residency at London’s Gielgud Theatre. 

The passing years brought more live shows, each with different twists and replete with musical offerings. From 2009’s Bill Bailey Live and Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra, to 2010’s Dandelion Mind and 2015’s Limboland, he has been selling out venues and raking in critical acclaim.

The Evening Standard says that “Bailey live is a joy to behold”, while The Telegraph calls him “one of the funniest and most brilliantly original comedians around”.

In addition to being a comedian, Bailey is also an actor, panellist and presenter. Known for his role in the offbeat TV sitcom Black Books, where he played the blissfully naïve ex-accountant Manny Bianco opposite fellow comic Dylan Moran, he’s also been seen on Jonathan Creek, Skins and Midsomer Murders and in Edgar Wright's Hot Fuzz. Bailey was also a team captain on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and a regular face on QI and Have I Got News For You.

In 2018, Bailey launched the Larks In Transit tour, his compendium of travelers’ tales and general shenanigans over 20 years as a travelling stand-up performer. Again he sold out venues both at home and abroad, ending 2019 with a five-week residency at London’s Wyndham Theatre. Over 350,000 people saw Larks In Transit before he had to cut the final leg of his tour short due to the global pandemic.

Bailey is a prolific writer with numerous books under his belt. The Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide To Happiness, a collection of funny and thoughtful essays exploring the nature of happiness, was published on 15 October 2020.

In late 2020, Bailey confirmed his En Route To Normal tour would be heading to UK arenas in December 2021 and January 2022. In June 2021, he announced his long-awaited return to the theatrical live stage at London’s Royal Opera House – as the first comedian ever to headline the venue – with a limited run of his Summer Larks show in August 2021.


Bill Bailey adds matinee shows

Bill Bailey adds matinee shows

The comedian has announced additional matinee performances during his run at the Royal Opera House this August 2021. Tickets on sale now.

Bill Bailey announces summer 2021 dates

Bill Bailey announces summer 2021 dates

As the first comedian ever to headline London's Royal Opera House, he's returning to the live stage with Summer Larks for a limited run of just eight shows from 2 – 8 August 2021.

Bill Bailey announces extra dates for both shows

Bill Bailey announces extra dates for both shows

Due to phenomenal demand, the comedian has added more performances of Christmas Larks, taking place at the Lyceum Theatre this festive season, and his En Route To Normal tour next year.


Bill Bailey is bringing his live show Summer Larks to London from 2 – 8 August 2021. He'll take his En Route To Normal show across the UK from 12 December 2021 – 12 January 2022.

In addition to appearing at London's Royal Opera House for eight shows in summer 2021, Bill Bailey will perform in the following UK cities:

  • Plymouth (for two shows)
  • Bournemouth (for two shows)
  • Cardiff
  • Leeds
  • Hull
  • Newcastle
  • Birmingham
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • London
  • Glasgow
  • Aberdeen
  • Peterborough
  • Brighton
  • Liverpool
  • Sheffield
  • Cardiff

In his new show, Bill Bailey will be pondering questions that this moment in history has thrown up, while trying to see a way through the strange unreality of the new normal. Tracing lines through chaotic moments in history, he'll seek parallels where human resilience has gotten us through times of strife. He'll also recount his own experiences of dealing with isolation, while sharing songs and a heartwarming mix of stories. Bailey will even rhapsodise on his new found love – skydiving.

Tickets for all Bill Bailey's Summer Larks tour dates in London go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 11 June 2021 – or get them a day earlier in our presale which opens from 10:00 on Thursday 10 June 2021.

Tickets for Bill Bailey's En Route To Normal tour dates are on sale now.