JOIN comedian Griff Rhys Jones as he returns this autumn with a brand-new stand-up show.

Performing at the Electric Palace in Bridport on Friday, September 20, Griff will present an evening of hilarious true stories, observations, and details of his recent medical procedures. Packed with insights into the pains of celebrity and the trials and tribulations of parenthood, the show guarantees to have audiences laughing out loud.

Griff first entered the comedy scene back in the 1980s, after studying English at Cambridge University. He joined the BBC as a trainee radio producer, with his output including the satirical show Week Ending and Brain of Britain. Griff filled in for a selection of minor roles in the first series of Not The Nine O'Clock News, before joining as a regular member of the cast alongside Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson and Mel Smith. When the series ended, Griff continued working with Mel, founding Talkback Productions to produce their own shows and those of other performers. One of the most successful and long-running double acts on television, Griff and Mel appeared together in the sitcom comedy sketches Alas Smith and Jones from 1984 until the late 1990s. The pair sold their company in 2000, and it continues to produce hit shows for the BBC and commercial TV.

Griff also had a successful career in theatre, winning Olivier Awards for best comedy performance in the 1984 production of Charley's Aunt and the 1994 production of An Absolute Turkey. He appeared as Toad in the National Theatre's production of The Wind in the Willows, and returned to the stage in 2009 with a West End performance as Fagin in Oliver.

In recent years Griff has become known for his work as a presenter, beginning as co-host on several Comic Relief programmes. Since 2006, he has starred in the BBC's Three Men in a Boat series, alongside Dara Ó Briain and Rory McGrath. He fronted ITV's Greatest Cities of the World from 2008 to 2010, and presented Britain's Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones on BBC One in 2012.

Griff was awarded an OBE for services to the National Civic Society Movement, charity and entertainment in 2019. He met his wife, graphic designer Jo, while working at the BBC and the couple have two children.

Following sell-out performances on his previous one man shows, including Jones and Smith and Where Was I?, as well as a highly acclaimed tour of Australia and New Zealand, Griff returns with Griff Rhys Jones: All Over The Place.

The show at the Electric Palace begins at 8pm. Tickets are £19.50 in advance or £21 on the door, available from the Electric Palace website or by contacting the box office.