Video: Mock The Week's Milton Jones will bring his one-liners to town
SILLY comedian Milton Jones, who believes his stand-ups are “stupid, stupid, stupid” is looking forward to visiting Grimsby Auditorium.
He has been warming up for his tour with small intimate gigs across the UK, as he hopes it will prepare him for the bigger stages.
His show, on Tuesday, February 19, will include witty one-liners, music, pictures and pantomime acts.
The BBC1 Mock The Week comedian told the Grimsby Telegraph: “I haven’t heard much about Grimsby and I have never been before.
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“But I have heard about Grimsby’s football team and the fishing industry. I will definitely have to taste the fish and chips there.
“Everyone should come if you fancy escaping for two hours with laughter and it won’t change your political or religious beliefs.
“I have been doing warm-up gigs before the tour so I will remember my gags. I sometimes forget half-way through!”
Milton, who describes himself as clumsy, sharp and quiet, said his jokes are sometimes tested on his audiences, he added: “It is trial and error. I test out jokes on my warm-up gigs to see if they work.
“And it’s great if you have just thought of a joke and it is a success with everyone.”
Before a show, Milton says he “slaps his face to gain adrenaline”.
He added: “I also pray before I go on stage and do some vocal warm-ups, as well as drinking water and doing some stretches.”
The TV star is the current Chortle website Headliner Of The Year title holder, and in 2012 Another Case Of Milton Jones won the silver Sony Radio Academy Award.
He has recently been on BBC1’s Britain’s Brightest show as a guest.
He said: “It was strange because there wasn’t an audience – but it was good fun.
“But I do prefer stand-up because there isn’t anyone editing what you say.
“I have also been filmed for a Mock The Week show which will be aired in the summer.”
The best venue Milton has performed in is the Comedy Store, in London. He said: “It’s a small space and everyone is there for the comedy.
“World-famous comics have been on stage there and it’s great to be part of the history.
“The audience makes a difference. It’s great if they are helpful and not so if drunk... I don’t like it if they start throwing things at me!
“I quite like a lot of interaction with them – but not too much of course.”
The show begins at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £21. To book seats, call 08700 602331.