Social media sensation Tom Houghton to play Swindon date

By Barrie Hudson - 31 August 2023

Arts and Culture

Tom Houghton, the multi-viral star of Netflix's The Circle and host of Very British Problems: Live and Bad Manors podcast is coming to Swindon.

He is to set out on tour with what is billed as his biggest and most hilarious show yet, called  It’s Not Ideal. 

The dates include the Arts Centre in Devizes Road on 17 April and tickets are on sale at

Having taken to the international stage with tours of Europe and America, the man who asked us “Do you ski?” returns to the UK to ponder a new question. 

In an age where tradition and progress are wrestling against each other, what are the parts of ourselves that need shedding and what is worth holding on to?

Tom’s previous tour, Absolute Shambles, was a massive success and was extended through to July of this year. 

He is billed as the ultra-privileged master of making the seemingly unrelatable relatable, and has been seen on Comedy Central and Channel 4’s First Dates.   With a loyal fan base of over a quarter of a million followers, Tom is a social media star, thanks to multiple viral videos of his stand up, insights into his life and chats with his father, General the Lord Houghton GCB CBE DL.

Tom said: “Over the moon to be back on tour next year visiting new venues and familiar venues.  

"Can’t wait to get on the road, eating multiple packaged sandwiches and negotiating train strikes, Is Not Ideal, but performing to amazingly loyal comedy goers and all the exciting new faces definitely is.”

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