Monday, 24 August 2009

TV star Simon Amstell to ‘Do nothing’ at The Carriageworks

Ex-Never Mind the Buzzcocks host and comedian Simon Amstell is visiting The Carriageworks in September to perform two special shows.

The award-winning comedian, who is famous for his groundbreaking work in making pop stars uncomfortable on the popular TV panel show, will be coming to Leeds to perform his stand up comedy show ‘Do nothing’, as a warm up to his national tour. The shows will take place on September 27-28th, before he then goes on a two-month tour of the UK and Ireland.

Amstell’s appearance comes on the back of a hugely successful and popular sell-out performance at The Carriageworks by fellow comedy star Eddie Izzard in May.

The tickets for Simon Amstell’s performances are on sale now, and are proving very popular. Tickets can be bought through The Carriageworks website at

Leeds City Council executive member for Leisure Councillor John Procter said:

“We are thrilled that Simon Amstell has chosen The Carriageworks as the venue for two special performances, he is a great new talent on the comedy scene. The level of entertainers that the theatre is now attracting, including Eddie Izzard earlier this year, is a true reflection of the how well regarded The Carriageworks is and how well it has established itself in the last four years, providing a showcase for the best new national touring arts productions.”

Comedy fans can also delight in seeing Toby Hadoke, award-winning comedian, perform in a razor sharp, funny and comic show, ‘Moths ate my doctor who scarf’ on Thursday 24th September.

For further information on Simon Amstell’s ‘Do nothing’ tour of the UK and Ireland which runs from October to November 2009, visit the website at

For further information on The Carriageworks, visit the website at

Notes to editors:

The Carriageworks, Leeds City Council’s thriving young theatre, is situated on Millennium Square within the Electric Press Development.

It showcases the best new national and regional performance, with a dynamic programme of theatre, dance, comedy and film. At the same time it provides support to young and emerging theatremakers, offering them a key platform to develop their work.

The Carriageworks also gives opportunities for members of the local community to take part in a variety of high-quality arts activities.


For media enquiries please contact:
Catherine Milburn, Leeds City Council, 0113 247 8285