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Mick Foley: Stand Up UK Comedy Tour 2011

Iconic professional wrestler and New York Times best-selling author in his UK stand-up comedy debut.

Sunday 6th November – Highlight Comedy Club, Glasgow

Wednesday 9th November – The Dancehouse, Manchester

Thursday 10th November – The Glee Club?, Nottingham

Friday 11th November – The Journal Tyne Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Saturday 12th November – The Leicester Square Theatre, London

Tour Website: WWW.MickFoleyStandUp.Co.UK

Tour Twitter Feed: @FoleyStandUpUK

Tour Facebook Page: WWW.Facebook.com/FoleyStandUpUK

He's a former WWE champion, a hardcore legend and a New York Times best-selling author. He's a globetrotting athlete and entertainer that has bled and sweated for hundreds of thousands of fans all across the world. Now Mick Foley has exchanged the world of headlocks, steel chairs and punches for the world of stories, banter and punch-lines. Universally acclaimed as one of the most entertaining talkers in professional wrestling, Mick has decided to unleash his verbal talents on the world of stand-up comedy. With his unique combination of wit and easy-going, understated charm he's sure to enthrall fans old and new from behind the microphone.

Mick made his debut as a stand-up comic in 2009 at the world famous Improv in Los Angeles, California. Since then he's shared his anecdotes and observations with audiences across the length and breadth of America. In November of this year Mick will make his eagerly anticipated UK stand-up comedy debut, something that his British fans have been clamouring for the last two years. The four-date tour will stop off in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle Upon Tyne and London, four cities that Mick knows very well from his years of touring with WWE, WCW and TNA. Always an immensely popular performer during European tours, he's sure to be welcomed with open arms.

As a professional wrestler, Mick Foley has a resume that is almost unparalleled in the industry. Since his debut in 1985 Mick has worked alongside and opposite a veritable who's who of the wrestling business; Hulk Hogan?, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are among his contemporaries. Mick's comedic talents were famously showcased during a TV segment with "The Rock" on WWE's Monday Night Raw? programme in 1999 that attracted an audience record that stands to this day. The former King Of The Death Match is also revered for his dramatic, shocking and physically gruelling matches. His infamous 1998 "Hell In A Cell" bout with WWE icon The Undertaker is one of the most watched and discussed contests of all time. His ability to shift between light-hearted hilarity and ice-cold intensity has made Mick one of the most fascinating characters in wrestling. This can be seen in Barry Blaustein's feature documentary, "Beyond The Mat" which features Mick heavily.

Mick's track record outside the ring is impressive enough in its own right. His autobiography, "Have A Nice Day: A Tale Of Blood & Sweatsocks", shot to the top of the New York Times best-seller list upon its release in 1999. Hugely successful and critically acclaimed, it appealed to wrestling-fans and non wrestling-fans alike. His TV credits include shows as diverse as Robot Wars, Boy Meets World and Jon Stewart?'s Daily Show?. Away from the spotlight Mick is an advocate and volunteer for RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, devotes time to numerous charitable causes yet still finds time to indulge his passion for theme parks, Halloween and Tori Amos?.

With such a wealth of personal experience to draw upon, Mick Foley's first ever UK stand up tour is sure to be hilarious and captivating in equal measures. Hecklers, however, should think twice in case they find themselves on the receiving end of his trademark mandible claw finishing move.

Mick had this to say about the tour:

"I am enormously excited and relieved about my upcoming comedy tour. Excited about the prospect of telling stories, hearing laughter and fielding questions from some of my most loyal and dedicated fans. Relieved that I finally have a real answer to the one of the two questions I'm most frequently asked: when are you coming back to the UK? As far as that other question, about returning to WWE, I guess we'll have to wait and see."

STOP PRESS: Due to overwhelming demand a second show has been added on the night of November 12th in London at The Leicester Square theatre. In addition to the original 7:00pm performance there will now be a 9:30pm late show.

Mick Foley's Website: mickfoley.typepad.com

Mick's Official Facebook: mickfoley.typepad.com

Mick's Official Twitter: @realMickFoley

For press queries or interview requests please contact Chris Brooker on 07950396471 or email [email protected]

Venue Details:

Sunday 6th November: Highlight, Glasgow
11 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G2 3AB
Tel: 0844 844 0044
Website: thehighlight.co.uk/events/glasgow
Website: apollo23.com
Twitter: @highlightGlasgo
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Highlight-Glasgow

Tickets on sale 3:00pm GMT
Price: £17.50

Wednesday 9th November: The Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester

10 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 5QA

Tel: 0161 237 9753

Website: thedancehouse.co.uk

Price: £17.50

Tickets on sale soon via ticketline.co.uk, check the tour website and Facebook page for updates.

Thursday 10th November: The Glee Club, Nottingham

The British Waterways Bulding, Castle Wharf, Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH

Tel: 0871 472 0400

Website: glee.co.uk/nottingham

Twitter: @TheGleeClub

Facebook: facebook.com/gleenottingham

Price: £17.50

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Friday 11th November: The Journal Tyne Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4AG

Tel: 0844 493 9999

Website: thejournaltynetheatre.co.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/tynetheatre

Price: £17.50

Tickets on sale Friday 2nd September

Saturday 12th November: The Leicester Square Theatre, London

Two shows due to demand: 19:00 and 21:30

6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX

Tel: 08448 733433

Website: leicestersquaretheatre.com

Facebook: facebook.com/LeicesterSquareTheatre

Price: £19.50

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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