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Blame Game’s Colin Murphy’s sell-out tour comes to Strabane

22 January 2018

Popular Northern Irish comic Colin Murphy’s hit Bald Ambition Tour is coming to Strabane’s Alley Theatre on Saturday February 10th

The 15 show tour began on January 6th and has got off to a brilliant start with sell out shows in Belfast, Antrim, Lisburn and Armagh.  

Colin is also pleased to announce that due to popular demand he has released another date for April 19th in the Belfast Waterfront Studio.  

Known for his role as resident panellist on the BBC Northern Ireland comedy show, The Blame Game, Colin will be sharing his sideways glance on life, getting older, and the notion of change, or lack thereof.

“There seems to be an expectation to change as we get older,” he noted. “How we try to be better and how we don’t but he best thing about doing something for long enough, is finding out you were right all along. With this tour it’s honestly the first time in a long time I’ve been really, really looking forward to getting out on the road. 

“I have been taken aback at how appreciative audiences have been, and for shows to sell out is fantastic so a big thank you has to go out to all of the people that have seen the show already.” 

Colin added that the North West leg of his tour will present a particular challenge: “Audiences in the North West are straight up no nonsense crowds so when they react well to your material you know they mean it. Always a pleasure.”

Colin started out his stand-up career as a compere at the Queen’s University Belfast Queen’s Comedy Club Night, and subsequently began touring venues across the world from Montreal to Melbourne, and Beijing to Ballybofey.

In 1998 he featured in the cult classic Divorcing Jack, followed by appearances on RTE’s The Panel.  

Colin has also developed programmes for RTE, including hosting and co-writing the surreal clip show Blizzard of Odd and the mockumentary series, The Unbelievable Truth. Unfortunately, it was announced later this year that Queen’s Comedy Club, where he emerged as a comedian and hosted for the Club a quarter of a century ago, will finally close its doors at Queen’s Students’ Union in March 2018.

Back in Belfast Colin makes regular appearances as the compere for the Empire Comedy night ‘Empire Laughs Back.’ Colin has also just finished filming the 11thseries of the award-winning Blame Game.

“The Blame Game is a joy to do,” he added. “Anyone who has been in the studio audience for a recording knows how much good stuff doesn’t make it into the final edit, mostly due to taste and decency and legal reasons in fairness. In fact that’s mostly the stuff I’ll be doing on the tour.”

Colin will be performing at the Alley Theatre, Strabane Saturday 10 February, for tickets and details of performances visit www.thatcolinmurphy.com or on twitter @thatcolinmurphy or on facebook. Contains adult content, recommended audience age 16+.