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By Sarah Ward
May 20, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
May 20, 2021
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The past 14 months or so haven't delivered many reasons to laugh. They haven't seen many big-name international comedians hit our stages to try to get us giggling and guffawing, either. But Bill Bailey is about to help end both of those unwanted streaks, with the British favourite bringing his En Route to Normal tour to our shores this October and November.

It has been three years since Bailey last had the country chuckling back in 2018 — and then rewatching Black Books yet again and chuckling some more, naturally. This time, he's coming our way following a sold-our tour of New Zealand, where he also been filming a new trans-Tasman comedy panel series called Patriot Brains. So, if you need something to watch while you wait to see him live, consider this a hearty suggestion.

Known for everything from Have I Got News for You and QI to Spaced, Hot Fuzz and Skins, Bailey will be pondering some of life's big questions during his En Route to Normal sets. And, while the pandemic is certain to get a mention, he actually named the show before lockdowns, social distancing and always knowing how many active cases are in your state became our current definition of normal.

Bailey will kick off the tour in Queensland, before making his way — and taking his distinctive locks — to Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Plus, in some states, he won't just be sticking to capital cities.

BILL BAILEY EN ROUTE TO NORMAL TOUR 2021:

October 23 — Empire Theatre , Toowoomba
October 25 — QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
October 28 — The Events Centre, Caloundra
October 29 — Star Theatre, Gold Coast
October 31 — Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah
November 1 — Riverside Theatre, Perth
November 5 — Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
November 8 — Princess Theatre, Launceston
November 8 — Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart
November 12 — Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
November 13 — Costa Hall, Geelong
November 14 — Civic Hall, Ballarat
November 15 — Palais Theatre, Melbourne
November 19 — Wollongong Town Hall, Wollongong
November 21 — State Theatre, Sydney
November 23 — Coliseum Theatre, Sydney
November 27 — Royal Theatre, Canberra
November 28 — Civic Theatre, Newcastle

Bill Bailey's En Route to Normal tour will make its way around the country this October and November. For pre-sale tickets between 12pm Thursday, May 20–5pm, Sunday, May 23, for general ticket sales from 12pm Monday, May 24 and for further information, head to the tour website.

Top image: Andy Hollingworth.

Published on May 20, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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