COMEDIAN Mark Steel is so certain that ‘Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright’ , that’s actually the name of his new tour, with more than a little nod to Bob Marley, at least when it comes to the title.

And the good news is, Mark has a stop at the Evesham Arts Centre on March 29 and also at Worcester’s Huntington Hall, on June 1.

So is Mark feeling optimistic? Is he, in fact, a little ray of sunshine?

A spokesman said: “Not long ago, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU. We had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government, Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn’t going to beat Hilary Clinton, and Mark was living the married suburban ideal. Since then, it’s all gone to pot! But don’t worry, as Mark thinks Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright.

“Mark’s sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am revealed that his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, Mark is back on the road with a new show that is guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is.”

If that’s possible.

The spokesman added: “Mark has written and presented many series of Mark Steel’s In Town on BBC Radio 4 (new series out soon) and toured it live around the UK. He has presented the BAFTA-nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, and is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s The News Quiz.

“Mark has also appeared on BBC2’s QI and Room 101. He has written several acclaimed books, including Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On, and writes a weekly column for The Independent – for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.”

Tickets for the Evesham Show: 01386 446944.

Tickets for the Worcester Show: 01905 611427.