Preview: Stewart Francis – Pun Gent

Preview: Stewart Francis

Canadian stand-up brings his unique brand of surreal and deadpan one-liners to King's Theatre, Glasgow

As a warm-up for his next national tour Pun Gent (yeah, you get the picture), Canadian one-liner machine Stewart Francis is in town to play his part in a charity gig for MND. This will be his chance to road-test some gags that may or may not make the cut when he kicks off in April.

‘Remembering them all and in the right order is the tricky part of my style of comedy,’ he confesses. ‘I approach it the way I do a script, so there are chunks that lead on to other bits while one joke will tell me that I’m at the end of a certain part. The beauty of being a one-liner guy is that while there’s a flow, I could still pop a joke in from the middle of nowhere that I might have forgotten to do earlier.’

Sharing the King’s bill is, among others, Frankie Boyle, but don’t expect Francis to emulate the shock-Scot’s tactics. ‘I just want the jokes to be funny and in terms of closer-to-the-bone ones, I wouldn’t run three of them in a row because then that would become a theme and I’m then a comedian I don’t want to be.’

King’s Theatre, Glasgow, Mon 23 Mar.

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

Ballroom

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Ballroom

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Ballroom

£15 (£14) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 6 Oct

£21.50 / 01475 723723

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wed 23 Oct

£22.50 / 020 8561 8371

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