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What happens in Vegas... is psychically revealed?

Actor and comedian Alex Lowe is the man behind Clinton Baptiste. He originated the character on the popular Channel 4 TV show Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, which ran for two series in 2001 and 2002.

Set near Bolton at a fictional men’s club, The Phoenix Club offered all sorts of entertainment from bingo and singing to themed nights. Clinton Baptiste was a hapless clairvoyant who got booked on psychic night. Unfortunately, the club’s owner had to give refunds to all the guests after Baptiste told them more about their future than they cared to hear – including blunt messages about their potency, size and health.

In 2008 Lowe reprised his role, bringing Clinton Baptiste back for Peter Kay’s spoof talent show titled Britain’s Got The Pop Factor… And Possibly A New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice. He again reprised the silly spiritualist in 2015 during a special screening of Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights at the Manchester Arena.

Lowe returned to conjure up his beloved character in 2018 for the six-part Clinton Baptiste’s Paranormal Podcast, during which he professed to take listeners on a journey beyond the celestial curtain. A huge success, the podcast returned in 2019 and 2020. Plus, during these years, Lowe appeared as Baptiste on Radio X’s The Chris Moyles Show to promote his podcast and wound up with a spot as a regular guest.

Lowe is also a regular on the stand-up comedy circuit. He took Clinton Baptiste – The Paranormalist Returns! on a sell-out tour around the country in 2019 and early 2020.

Called “old-fashioned comedy at its best” by the British Theatre Guide, Lowe has been praised as “unashamedly crowd-pleasing” by Beyond The Joke too.

On 23 October 2020, nearly 20 years after he first debuted Clinton Baptiste to the world, Lowe announced that his cult clairvoyant medium and psychic had crossed the pond and done some exploring in Vegas. Although he didn’t land himself a showroom at Caesars Palace, he claimed to have made a series of performances in the Entertainment Capital of the World that raised his celebrity status a notch. Baptiste confirmed his return to British audiences in late 2021 with the Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric! tour to share tales of his journey from his humble Bolton roots to the dazzling and dizzying heights of the Sin City.

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Clinton Baptiste has announced the Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric! tour for late 2021.

In the new Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric! tour, he’ll share stories about how he hit the big time in Las Vegas with his glitzy psychic show as well as how he rubbed shoulders with new agers from La La Land and much more.

Tickets for the Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric! tour dates are on sale now.