Award-winning British comedian Simon Amstell, who we profiled in August during his five-week run of live shows in New York City, is returning to the States– live onstage and on television! He’ll bring his show Simon Amstell: Numb to San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City (full dates below) and his stand-up comedy special Simon Amstell: Do Nothing (previously aired in the UK only) will get its Stateside debut on BBC America on Oct. 6 at 11 pm EST.
“I like that there’s no preconceived ideas of what I might end up doing,” Amstell told me in August about performing in America. “There’s a newness to the performances here. There’s just something more pure about performing for people who don’t know who you are.”
Amstell, a brilliantly articulate storyteller more concerned with delivering honest, soul-baring material than with how many laughs-per-minute he can generate, is poised to fix himself in the memories of true comedy fans in America. I highly recommend you seek him out. Check out his tour dates after the video.
Nov. 9, 10 — Z Space, San Francisco (Tickets on sale Sept. 25)
Nov. 12, 13 — Largo at the Coronet, Los Angeles (Tickets here)
Nov. 15, 16, 17, 20, 21 — Theatre 80, New York (Tickets on sale Sept. 25)