WITH brand new jokes every bit as sharp and dazzling as his shirts, celebrated funny man Milton Jones has hit the road with his brand new tour – which stops off in Buxton next week.
The multi-award winning Mock the Week & Radio 4 star, and a member of Britain’s gag-smith elite, brings his On the Road tour to Buxton Opera House on Wednesday, at 7.30pm.
And ahead of his sell-out appearance, he took time out to answer a few questions:
Tell us about the new tour show
On the Road will contain jokes, music and pictures. It will also have descriptions of the tour so far – gigs in Glasgow, Narnia and 14th century France. Don’t come if you don’t like jokes though.
Where do you get your shirts?
Retro shops usually. If people don’t remember my name at least they remember the shirt. Actually people have started turning up to my shows wearing that type of shirt now. They shouldn’t do it, they don’t understand what they’re messing with!
What’s it like being on Mock the Week?
It’s a bit like doing a comedy exam in public. The hardest part is to get a word in when other people are talking. But next series I will be distracting people with my lucky klaxon.
You’ve also done nine series for Radio 4 – which do you prefer radio or television?
Radio is great because its reading out some words while someone presses ‘record’. TV requires lots of meetings, equipment and hundreds of people. But television is ultimately more powerful, and reaches a bigger range of people. I love Radio 4 though, it’s a bit like listening to the voice of your parents after you’ve left home. Oh yes, my mum would often read us the Shipping Forecast until we fell asleep.
Any plans for the future?
After On the Road I would like to do more TV acting, have my own TV show and maybe be in a film. Then I would like to own a castle, a small city and so on until eventually I have an empire that stretches from West London to the outskirts of China. But to be honest it’s more likely to be the same round of radio, TV panel games and odd visits to arts centres.