COMIC Griff Rhys Jones is All Over The Place, but one place he will be this autumn will be the Evesham Arts Centre.

In fact, Griff will be touring the UK this fall, and Evesham will be a stop with his brand new full-length stand-up show, called, funnily enough, All Over The Place.

A spokesman said: “ Following sell out performances of his previous one-man entertainments ‘Jones and Smith’ and ‘Where Was I?’ and a hugely acclaimed tour of Australia and New Zealand, it’s time to join one half of Smith & Jones, one quarter of Not the Nine O’Clock News and one third of Three Men In a Boat as he presents an evening of hilarious true stories, riffs, observations and details of his recent medical procedures.

“It’s all guaranteed to be packed with wicked insights into the pains of celebrity, the vicissitudes of parenthood and encounters with the great, the good and even the royal.”

Fate played a part in making Griff and star and a household name.

Griff, in fact, was never meant to be a regular on Not the Nine O’Clock News.

He filled in with several minor roles on the show but soon became a regular and popular fixture; and his face to face conversations with Mel Smith became one of the show’s most memorable highlights.

Griff was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1984 (1983 season) for Best Comedy Performance in Charley’s Aunt and in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Comedy Performance for his performance in An Absolute Turkey. He also played Toad in The Wind in the Willows at the National Theatre in 1990, as well as a number of other theatre roles.

The date for the diary is October 19, from 7.30pm.

Tickets: 01386 446944