Multi-award-winning comedian coming to Derby Arena

Rhod Gilbert The Book of John new live show

Mon 16 Jul 2018

We are excited to announce that comedian Rhod Gilbert’s latest tour The Book of John will be coming to Derby Arena on Sunday 19 May 2019. Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am Wednesday 18 July, tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 20 July priced £29.50.

Following a six-year break from stand-up the multi-award-winning comedian is back with a brand new live show. As one of the UK’s leading stand-up comedy talents, he has enjoyed many successful years as a star of television and radio. He has amassed eight series of his hugely popular Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience. He is the current host of BBC2’s The Apprentice: You’re Fired and is the former host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He’s regularly hosted Have I Got News for You? and has appeared countless times on QI, Would I Lie to You? and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. He has hosted Live at The Apollo on multiple occasions and has twice performed on The Royal Variety Performance. He is set to appear in the forthcoming series of the Bafta award-winning Taskmaster.

A lot has happened to Rhod in the six years since he last toured.  Almost all of it ****. And just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke...called John. This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before. The Book of John is raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense. This is Rhod, but different, the same, but not. Come along and see for yourself.

Rhod Gilbert The Book of John has received many positive reviews from critics nationwide.

“Exhilarating Stand-up… Sublime storytelling, unflaggingly brilliant” Scotsman

“Comedy manna from heaven” – Independent

“A master of comic control” – Times

“Turbo-charged… magnificent” – Evening Standard

“Blistering Tour-de-force” – Time Out

“A joy to behold” – Times

“A virtuoso… exhilarating, passionate and sparklingly funny” – Chortle

Rhod Gilbert will be appearing in The Book of John at Derby Arena on Sunday 19 May 2019 at 8pm. This show is not suitable for those aged under 16 years.

Find out more and book your tickets here.