Rhod Gilbert brings his new stand-up show to Carlisle this year as he makes a long-awaited return to live performance after a six year break.

The Welsh comedian is well known for his appearances on TV shows Would I Lie to You?, Taskmaster, Qi, and Have I Got News for You? as well as hosting The Apprentice: You’re Fired and the series Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience.

In his new show The Book According to John, Rhod promises a raw, personal and brutally honest show with no more lies, no more nonsense.

He comes to The Sands Centre on November 6 and arts and events manager Jonathan Higgins said: “Rhod has managed to secure his place as a national treasure, so we are very excited to welcome him back to Carlisle.” Tickets priced £27.50 plus booking fee, are available from Friday on 01228 633766 or online at thesandscentre.co.uk.