Comedy superstar John Bishop has added a string of extra dates, including a Southampton stop, to his latest stand-up tour following a phenomenal demand for tickets. 

Tickets for the extra shows, which bring the Back At it UK tour to a huge 86 dates, will go on sale on Friday (March 22) at 10am from or

He will take to the stage at Mayflower Theatre on Sunday February 16, 2025.

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After two years spent TV presenting, stage acting, podcast hosting, dog walking and decorating the spare room, John is back doing the thing he loves most; standing on stage and making people laugh.

He said: "I’m delighted to be adding these additional dates to my 'Back At It' tour. The work in progress shows started about ten days ago - the juices are flowing again and the response from the audiences has been incredible. I’m looking forward to seeing many more of you out there on the road.”

John Bishop has had an incredible career. Within three years of his first ever comedy gig in 2000, John was playing to sold out arena audiences across the country and released the fastest selling stand-up DVD in UK history.

Since then he has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including John Bishop's Britain and four series of the critically acclaimed John Bishop: In Conversation With…, which saw him chatting one to one with some of the biggest names in entertainment, music and sport.

Other TV credits include two series of The John Bishop Show and Doctor Who. 

John also co-hosts the podcast Three Little Words, with Tony Pitts. The two friends talk to fascinating people about their lives, hopes, struggles and beliefs. The show features a rich mix of guests, from world famous musicians and actors, to scientists, politicians, artists and sports stars. Past guests have included Robbie Williams, John Cleese, Sebastian Faulks and Professor Brian Cox.

Last year, John starred in the four-month UK & Ireland tour of Mother Goose with Ian McKellen, which included a hugely successful run in London’s West End.