A POPULAR comedian who is well-known for appearing on Mock The Week is heading to Colchester as part of his UK tour.

Stand-up Andy Parsons is bringing his new show to the Mercury Theatre, in Balkerne Gate, on March 28.

Following a sell-out run of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, the writer and comic will now embark on the Andy Parsons: Bafflingly Optimistic tour, taking it across the country.

The funny man is known for being a regular panellist on Mock The Week, and has appeared in Live At The Apollo, QUI, and has won numerous awards for his work.

Gazette: Venue - The Mercury TheatreVenue - The Mercury Theatre (Image: Newsquest)

Andy has explained some of the themes audiences can expect from his forthcoming headline show.

He said: “There are lots of different strands.

“It's partly about parenting and what kids need to understand about the world.

“The world has slightly gone t*ts up recently and our politics has gone the same way over the last 12 months as well.

“So it's marrying that to having an 11-year-old son and seeing the world a bit through their eyes in terms of prospects going forward.

“Whether it's to do with houses or jobs or being able to work in Europe.”

Tickets cost £19 and doors open at 7pm.

To purchase tickets head to tinyurl.com/4f4xzscj.