Resort to host big night out with Vic and Bob

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Comedy favourites Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer will be back on the road for the first time in 20 years this autumn.

The 25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Years tour comes to Blackpool Opera House on Thursday, November 19.

Vic and Bob’s national tour will be a celebration of the first 25 years of their professional collaboration – from Vic Reeves Big Night Out (Channel 4 1990) through Smell of Reeves & Mortimer (BBC Two 1993/4), Bang, Bang It’s Reeves & Mortimer (BBC Two 1999) and Shooting Stars (BBC Two 1995-2011)

Previous live shows include Brown 1591 (1991), Puce 1694 (1994) and Weathercock 1495 (1995).

The new tour starts on Wednesday, November 11 in Glasgow, promising a nostalgic moment in the annals of comedy history and a hotly-anticipated ticket for fans hoping to catch a glimpse of some of their most popular characters - with a ‘best of’ selection including Man With the Stick, The Stotts, Mulligan and O’Hare, among others.

As always with Vic and Bob there will be some uplifting moments, some musical moments, maybe some magic, several dancing styles, some show of physical strength but always some poignant moments.

Vic said: “Destiny has led us to this point in time. 

“Now, finally the diversion of Reeves & Mortimer can be revealed in full extent through a cornucopia of preposterous

Bob added: “Playing in front of a living audience is where it all began for us.

“Some people feel most alive when they are on fire or in Turkey, but for us the stage is where we thrive.

“I will ensure that Vic arrives at all dates smartly dressed and unarmed. I promise not to mention football, JLS or apricots during the performances.

“Should you choose to attend, be warned, I will be not be wearing a toupé.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am, on 844 856 1111