When comedian Joe Pasquale made his West End stage debut as King Arthur in Spamalot in 2013 who would have guessed the squeaky-voiced national treasure would still be treading the medieval boards two years on?
This July Joe is removing the chainmail and returning to his stand-up comedy roots for a summer tour which will run until the end of August. He will be stopping off in Eastbourne to perform at the Congress Theatre on August 27 at 7.30pm.
The show is based around opening up a a chip shop with his twin brother Raynard and the Dalai Lama in Skegness, called Batter Me, I’m Yours! But due to an accident with a pickled egg the Lama pulled out and opened a rival chip shop called the Dalai’s Deep Sea Sausage, resulting in a surf and turf war.
Since his 1987 debut in New Faces, Joe has established himself as one of the best known faces and voices on the entertainment scene.
Alongside regular stand up tours and DVD releases his theatre credits include Spamalot, Doctor In The House, The Producers, Ha Ha Holmes, Ray Cooney’s Tom Dick & Harry, Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Larry Shue’s The Nerd.
On ITV he won the nation’s hearts in 2004 in I’m A Celebrity - Get me Out Of Here! and was crowned King of the Jungle.
He went on to learn to skate in Dancing on Ice, and hosted The Price is Right. Joe also hosted An Audience With Joe Pasquale which notched up 9 million viewers.
He has been a favourite in several Royal Variety Performances while Joe’s unique voice featured in the movie Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties as the voice of Claudius the mouse, and as the Dentist of Whoville in the cartoon starring Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell called ‘Horton Hears a Who!’ - the follow up to How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
If all this was not enough to exhaust anyone, Joe spends any spare time he might have in the boxing ring, pounding the pavements while out running – he completed the Virgin London Marathon 2011 - or studying with the Open University for his BSc in Geo Science. For tickets, £21, call the box office on 01323 412000.