Alan Davies: Life Is Pain  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 17TH FEBRUARY 2013

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After a decade away from stand-up, the comedian, writer and actor Alan "Jonathan Creek" Davies continues his UK tour with these back-to-back weekend performance at the Hammersmith Apollo. Straightforward, autobiographical and brimming with "blokey-fogeyish bewilderment" and "droll close-to-home riffs about parenting" (The Telegraph), this nostalgic show sees the affable Davies plough through a raft of contrasting topics including the language employed by fellow Essex men, the imminent end of the world, social media, the London riots and his upbringing, touching even on the effect of his mother's death when he was six. During his drought from stand-up, Davies became a regular on the Stephen Fry-fronted QI. Reviews of 'Life is Pain' seem to be pretty unanimous: the dunce from QI is in fact QE - quite entertaining.

 

About Hammersmith Apollo

Once London's largest all-seater venue, the Hammersmith Apollo has a 3,600 capacity for seated shows and a 5,000 capacity for standing-room-only gigs. It was renovated in 2002, and now works well as a venue for theatre (hosting a huge variety of shows from Riverdance to Thomas the Tank Engine) as well as rock concerts. More about Hammersmith Apollo

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124 King Street, W6 | 7 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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51 Palliser Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 10 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
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51 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, , W6 | 1 minute from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 14 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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The ShinsThe ShinsJames Mercer and band perform elegant pop at the latest edition of his project.2017-03-29T19:00:00+01002017-03-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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GiggsGiggsRap and hip hop from the man born Nathaniel Thompson in London.2017-04-21T19:00:00+01002017-04-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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The History Of SoundThe History Of SoundA showcase of the best of DDT, taking in rhythm'n'blues, industrial and indie rock.2017-04-22T18:30:00+01002017-04-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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