Griff Rhys Jones is back ‘All over the Place’ on a new tour.

And the good news is, Evesham Arts Centre will be a stop, next week.

A spokesman said: Griff is touring the UK this autumn with his brand new full-length stand-up show.

“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.”

The spokesman added: “ 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.”

He certainly gets about.

And as critic put it, while presumably also thinking about salmon fishing, "The jokes come faster than the rapids on the River Tay...”

Which presumably are very fast indeed

Remarkably, for all his well-deserved career highs, Griff was never riff, in fact, was never meant to be a regular on Not the Nine O’Clock News, but fate intervened.

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. He provided the voices on the series of short cartoons Funnybones, for which he also sang the theme tune.

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

Tickets: 01386 446944.