Alan Davies Returns to Stand-up

Released on: November 07, 2012, 5:38 pm
Industry: Travel

New show described by critics as ‘bittersweet comedy’ comes to capital, with London hotels offering reduced rates close to theatres.

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Actor, comedian and writer Alan Davies is making a return to the stand-up which first made his name more than twenty years ago.

‘Life is Pain' reveals a new, personal side to the comic, as he draws on the experience of his mother's death and his life as a new father to get laughs from the most emotional recesses of his endearing personality.

Davies was one of the leading voices in the early 90s comedy boom, and his since established himself firmly as a television regular, first as the star of Jonathan Creek, and more recently as Stephen Fry's pseudo-stupid sidekick on QI.

Since his emergence as an actor and panel show regular, Davies abandoned stand-up for over a decade, but made a dramatic return in 2011 with a sold out tour of Australia and, this year, an acclaimed Edinburgh run. Along with the personal revelations in ‘Life is Pain', Davies applies his acute – and cute – brand of surrealist observation to more topical events, including last year's London riots.

He is set to perform two London dates as part of the tour, one at the Richmond and one at the legendary Hackney Empire. A number of London hotels have announced details of discounted rooms on the night of the Empire show, which takes place on November 12th.

Among the deals on offer, the RE London Shoreditch Hotel on Hackney Road is offering double rooms for £149 per night – a 90% discount on the standard rate. The hotel is around 25 minutes walk from the Hackney Empire.

The Holiday Inn Express London City on Old Street is less than a couple of miles from the Hackney Empire, and is offering twin and double rooms at an 81% discount. The reduction brings the cost of a night's stay down to £67.

For more discounted London hotels, and information on Alan Davies' new show, visit Tickets for ‘Life is Pain' range from £21-£25. The featured discounts on London hotels are available exclusively through




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