FOLLOWING the world premiere at this year's Edinburgh Festival and month-long season at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End, 27-year-old Geordie stand-up comedian Ross Noble brings his smash hit show to The Anvil.

In Edinburgh, every available seat was sold during the entire run. Then transferring directly to London for the entire month of September, the show opened to rave reviews and packed houses as audiences flocked to see the UK's most popular new comedy star.

Although just 27 years old, Ross has been performing stand-up since he was smuggled in to his local comedy club at the age of 15.

Licensing laws meant that immediately after his slot, he had to leave through the kitchen - but he has never looked back.

In the 12 years since, Ross has become known as a truly exciting and genuinely original performer and has received huge critical acclaim.

He is a former Perrier Award nominee and a Time Out award-winner for best live stand-up, and has won a shed load of other prestigious awards and nominations.

Noble's live success is phenomenal considering his reluctance to appear regularly on television. He has been seen on BBC's Johnny Vaughan Tonight, Friday Night With Jonathan Ross and Have I Got News For You and makes regular contributions to BBC Radio 4 on Just A Minute.

Ross' worldwide travels as a stand-up are the subject of his own BBC Radio 4 series Ross Noble Goes Global.

The entire first and second series of this programme can be heard via the website

Series 1 will be released on BBC Worldwide CD in November.

Ross Noble will appear at The Anvil at 8pm on Thursday, November 13. Tickets are priced at £14 and are available from The Anvil box office on 01256 844244 or the website