Christmas Comedy Pick: Andy Askins
Teessider is Glee-side
The Andy Askins story will warm your festive cockles: the affable Teessider had been a consistently strong club act for years, with the musical comedian’s winning vulnerability proving a big hit. And then, from nowhere, John Bishop hand-selected Andy to appear on his BBC One show, as well as and The John Bishop Christmas Show, both in 2015. Cut to Andy sharing a bill with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Jess Glynne, John Newman and performing to an audience of millions on Saturday night prime time. Askins delivered on both occasions — the breaks would prove career-defining and his diary will be full for the rest of his brilliant career. And you've got multiple chances to catch him as part of some equally prime time pre-Christmas bills at Glee. In town as part of a quadruple bill across five days (18 to 22 December), tickets are £19.50, or add scran from £31.50.
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