STAR of The Last Leg, Josh Widdicombe, is set to return to Carlisle with his new stand-up show.

The comedian will take his ‘Bit Much…’ show to the Sands Centre on Tuesday, May 24.

The tour began in October 2019 and was extended through to 2020 to meet high demand, including a night at The London Palladium in March.

Josh is one of the most in demand live comedians of recent years with four critically acclaimed solo UK tours and numerous international comedy festival appearances under his belt.

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He shared: “For the first time since I started doing stand up, I had some time off and I absolutely needed it.

“I’d been doing stand up for eight years and I’d kind of forgotten why I was doing it and why I enjoyed it.”

Now he’s rediscovered his love of the art form and wants to make the new show a distillation of the very best he’s capable of.

During the past 18 months Josh and Rob Beckett have been taking the podcast world by storm with their highly successful Lockdown Parenting Hell podcast.

When asked if he finds performing in big halls harder than smaller venues, Josh answered: “It’s a lot more fun these days.

“The absurdity of stand-up is that when you start you’re at your worst, and the gigs are the toughest!

"It’s just gets easier, because you’ve got people that want to come and see you now, and you know what you’re doing. That first two years, it’s about getting over that.”

Tickets for the performance are still available on Ticketmaster.

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