A STAND-UP comedian is due to stop off at a town centre performing arts venue this weekend as part of his current tour.

Jason Byrne will bring his Audience Participation show to Colchester Arts Centre on Friday and unleash his much-loved mayhem.

The happy and joyful performance from “the outright king of live comedy” will see him connect with his audience in a way that no other comic can.

The Irish funny-man is expected to invite people up onto the stage and make a “holy show of them”, so audience members are warned to be prepared.

A strong presence on both stage and screen, Jason has previously appeared on the likes of Live at the Apollo and The Royal Variety Performance.

Tickets for the show, which starts at 8pm, cost £19.50 and can be purchased by visiting colchesterartscentre.com.