Star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo and Would I Lie To You?, comedian Stephen Bailey makes a return to the stage with his new live show, CRASS, come to Andover this month.

The multi-award nominated star’s unseemly brand of gossipy humour has singled him out as one of the UK’s most sought-after talents for comedy and entertainment formats.

From a working-class background in Manchester, six years working at Sainsbury’s, many a carvery and putting his hometown Denton on the map, a lot has changed for Stephen who is five years deep into a relationship, has bought a home, become an uncle and climbed his way to the middle of the showbiz ladder – proving why he’s much more than a crass act.

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Stephen’s quick-wit, playful sarcasm and enigmatic charm captivates instantly. He has already made a name for himself hosting Celebs on the Farm (Channel 5), Celebs on the Ranch (MTV) and Takeshi’s Castle (Comedy Central), and was the resident Agony Uncle on Zoe Ball on Saturday/Sunday (ITV) and a series regular on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side (Channel 5).

Most recently, he has recorded BBC's new stand-up show Live From Barry Island and his debut BBC Radio 4 stand-up special Stephen Bailey: One of Many.

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As well as being a prominent talent on the UK comedy circuit, Stephen has also supported the biggest names in stand-up, including Katherine Ryan, Jenny Eclair, Jason Manford, John Bishop, Sarah Millican, and currently with Micky Flanagan.

Stephen is also a proudly passionate ambassador of LGBTQ+ rights and representation within the media industry, as celebrated by leading publications including Attitude Magazine.

Stephen will be hosting Live at the Apollo as part of the upcoming series.

Stephen Bailey comes to The Lights, in Andover, on Friday, April 26. To get tickets, go to