Press Release 23rd March 2018 Thailand – Comedian musician Bill Bailey is delighted to announce his brand new Live inAsia Tour 2018 on the 5th, 7th and 9th of April Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket respectively as part of the Magners International Comedy Festival. Kicking off his Asia Tour in Ho Chi Minh, followed by Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Shanghai with his last stop in Singapore, Bill Bailey Live inAsia 2018, an ever-evolving show will feature new material gathered from his tours and encounters over the last year.
Bill Bailey Live in Asia Tour 2018 is a compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With brand new material interlaced with Bill Bailey’s signature musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness.
Bill Bailey has enjoyed success on the live stage for many years. He had previously toured Limboland and Larks in Transit in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, enjoying packed houses and the critics raving.
Bill Bailey is currently filming a comedy drama called ‘In the Long Run’ created by Idris Elba for Sky and developing new ideas for TV under his own company Glassbox Productions. He also recently walked 100 miles with his closest pals from Bedfordshire to Wiltshire in memory of his mother and in support of Stand Up To Cancer charity foundation.
Tickets for Bill Bailey Live in Asia Tour 2018 are available through www.comedyfest.asia
Bill Bailey Live in Asia Tour is brought to you by Magic Rock Pte Ltd, a Singapore based company that organizes key entertainment events in the region.
Bill Bailey Live in Asia Tour 2018 dates and venues:
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Date: 4th April 2018, Wednesday, 8pm
Venue: Caravelle Saigon
Address: 19 Công Trường Lam SơnHo Chi Minh City, Hồ Chí Minh
Date: 5th April 2018, Thursday, 8pm
Venue: The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok
Address: 259 Sukhumvit 19, Sukhumvit Road Bangkok 10110
Date: 7th April 2018, Saturday, 8pm
Venue: Royal Cliff Hotel, Pattaya
Address: 353 Phra Tamnuk Road, Pattaya, Chonburi
Date: 9th April 2018, Monday, 8pm
Venue: Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
Address: 99 Muen-Ngoen Road, Tri-Trang Beach, Paton Phuketgoen Road 83150 Thailand
Date; 13th April 2018, Friday, 830pm
Venue: Cages Bar and Sport
Address: 3/F, 428 Jiangning Road, near Wuding Road
Date: 14th April 2018, Saturday, 8pm
Venue: Shanghai Dolly
Address: 3B River Valley Road, #01-01, Clarke Quay S179021
Ticket Prices: SGD$80-$125
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Bill had previously toured Limboland and Larks in Transit in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, enjoying packed houses and the critics raving. The Herald Sun in Melbourne described the show as, “a solid new effort from a genuine marvel. Speaking of “one of the most enduring comedians of this age,” The Western Australian said of the show, “Bailey’s disciples came for his rare brand of intellectual humour. He wove history, science and popular culture into laughter – there’s rarely a traditional punchline – Bailey’s humour arrives midsentence requiring of the audience deft ears and a quick mind, and his timing is impeccable, pausing just long enough to let the absurdity strike – blink and you’ll miss it. An extraordinarily adept musician his version of Abba’s Waterloo in the style of Rammstein was absurdity in extremis – may the troll return.”
In 2011 Bill performed one of the biggest comedy gigs in the world, performing to some 60,000 fans at Knebworth, when he headlined the Sonisphere Rock Festival alongside rock gods Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax.
In 2013 Bill fronted a two-part BBC2 documentary, Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero, in which he retraced the steps of his unsung hero of the natural world, Alfred Russel Wallace. In Jungle Hero Bill told of Wallace’s extraordinary 8 year expedition across Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore in his quest to unravel the mystery of the Origin of Species. On the big screen, Bill appeared in the film Saving Grace, had a cameo appearance in the comedy feature Hot Fuzz and was seen playing Farmer Macreadie in the comedy sequel, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. Bill also appeared in the John Landis comedy Burke and Hare and the snowboarding rom-com, Chalet Girl.
In 2016, Bill wrote and illustrated Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to British Birds. The book was a humorous and personal insight into his favourite British Birds, packed with Bill’s own anecdotes, drawings, cartoons and field notes. Bill was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia for his outstanding contribution to the environment on a global scale. Vice-Chancellor and President of the University, Professor Greg Hill said, “We believe Bill’s commitment to wildlife conservation and sustainability, particularly in Southeast Asia and Indonesia, demonstrates excellence and deserves recognition.”
Bill has long been a supporter of numerous charities including International Animal Rescue, with whom he visited dancing bear sanctuaries in India in 2005. He is also patron of Good Vibrations and The Music House for Children, as well as an Ambassador for Youth Music. He continues to support many others, including The Sumatran Orang Utan Society, Bowel Cancer UK, Prostate Cancer UK, The Asthma Society and Reprieve.Stay updated with Samui Times by following us on Facebook.
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