IT has been described as one of the most important, hard hitting and devastatingly moving films of 2016.

In the BAFTA award winning I, Daniel Blake, Dave Johns plays the role of a middle aged carpenter denied employment and support allowance despite his doctor finding him unfit to work.

Dave will be swapping screen for stage when he brings his unique brand of humour to a comedy night at Eastleigh’s Concorde Club on March 24.

The controversial Ken Loach film won the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and the Prix du public at the 2016 Locarno International Film Festival.

Johns has headlined at comedy clubs, theatres and festivals world wide, and has been guest on some of the nation’s best love comedy panel shows including 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and As Yet Untitled, hosted by Alan Davies.

Johns who is also a multi award winning film actor has a date at Edinburgh Festival later this summer.

Ahead of his Concorde gig he said: “I hope they come and experience laughter, there can be few things better than sitting in a theatre laughing with others.

Asked what has been the highlight of his comedy career so far, he added: “There have been some great moments. One of the best was in New Zealand on stage with five other comics improvising comedy.

“At one point all the comics on stage were laughing and 2,000 people in the theatre were laughing and no one was speaking. Now that was magic.”

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