A TOP comedian has hailed the toilets in a renowned Colchester venue as up there with the best he has ever used.

Tom Davis said Colchester Arts Centre’s loos provided an “incredible micro-planet” of privacy to relieve himself in.

The King Gary and Murder in Successville star said he felt implored to shoutout the venue’s facilities during a conversation with fellow comedian Romesh Ranganathan.

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It follows the completion of a £150,000 revamp of the toilets by artist Anne Schwegmann-Fielding last summer.

Arts centre boss Anthony Roberts said he was “thrilled” to hear of the high praise bestowed upon the Church Street site.

Speaking on the Wolf and Owl podcast, Ranganathan and Davis discussed the humorous troubles performers face when needing the loo.

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Both admitted discomfort with the all-too-frequent close proximity of the lavatories to changing rooms being used by others backstage.

But the famous Colchester venue proved to be a shining light for Davis, 43, who has sold out tickets for his next appearance in the city next June.

“Colchester Arts Centre, their toilet, by the way, shout that out – it’s incredible,” he said.

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“It’s basically its own little micro-planet sort of thing. It is so far from everything.”

League of Their Own star Ranganathan, 44, added: “Shoutout Colchester Arts Centre toilet”.

It came as welcome news to the site’s director Mr Roberts, who revealed the facilities have also been shortlisted for a Loo of the Year award next January.

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“It makes me feel more thrilled than any other single thing in my life ever has,” he joked.

“They have to be beautiful, just because they need to be functional it doesn’t mean they can’t look nice.”

The director added: “I think both Ranganathan and Davis are brilliant fits for the arts centre.

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“They are among a long line of comedians who have performed here and went on to great success.

“It’s lovely to see that development but that’s what we do, we are a platform for the emerging, the fresh and the new.

“If they come back for the loos then that’s even better.”