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Rising to fame through his devastatingly rapid wit and cutting humour, Simon Amstell made himself a household name through his hosting spots on shows such as Popworld and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. The scathing jokes and whirlwind put-downs were always delivered with a smug charm and bravado, yet through the years Amstell has revealed layers of tenderness and vulnerability that consume his life.

Stepping behind the camera, Amstell directed the 2017 mockumentary Carnage, which focused on the necessity of veganism and held a lens up to the brutality of the meat industry. Following this, Amstell directed the 2018 nervous romance film Benjamin, and his 2019 Netflix special Set Free was lauded in praise, as Amstell delivered something introspective, sobering and delicate. The show revolved around the pain of living, the difficulties of mental illness and his pursuit to live a healthier, happier life. The introverted comedian fused candid observations with heartbreak and humour beautifully.

Coming to Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Saturday 2nd October, Amstell’s new tour Spirit Hole is set to be the next step in his self-help journey. As an exploration of love, beauty, sex and shame, Spirit Hole is an intimate but unmistakably personal show that is sure to be spellbinding.

Simon Amstell is at Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle on Saturday 2nd October

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