Swindon Arts Centre date for Mock the Week star Alasdair Beckett-King

By Barrie Hudson - 11 April 2024

Arts and Culture

Alasdair Beckett-King brings his sellout Edinburgh Fringe show Nevermore to the Arts Centre in Devizes Road on Tuesday 7 May.

He is best known for several viral internet hits, appearances on Mock The Week and a debut performance on Comedy Central Live.
His debut on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown is due later this year, and Alasdair has also written two children’s books.
A spokesperson said: "Sea levels have been rising Alasdair’s whole life. But for the first 16 years he was getting taller, so he didn’t notice. Now 6ft2ins, Alasdair Beckett-King is the only comedian brave enough to speak out against that wet b*stard: The North Sea.
"Nevermore is more than an anti-sea diatribe. As a 500 year old man, ABK is uniquely poised to draw parallels between the history of the ever- shrinking British Isles, and his own childhood in the swinging 1990s." 
The multi award- winning stand-up comedian unravels some of life's shallowest mysteries, including:

- What are train guards actually guarding?

- Why wasn’t Jaws set in County Durham?

- Does his hair do that on its own?

The spokesperson added: "Out of the swirling maelstrom he steps, his sword of jokes, his shield of mischief and his armour made of a third amusing thing. 

"The show that many people are calling 'Nevermore' is an island in a sea of existential terror and entirely justified fears. It is silly, faintly mystical and does not (at the time of going to press) feature any ravens. 

"It is also a real show with jokes and everything."

Tickets for the Arts Centre show, which starts at 8pm, can be obtained here



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