COMEDIAN Harry Hill escapes the comfort of the cathode ray tube to make a rare live performance in Ealing. People are advised to get in quick as tickets for the show by the TV Burp host at Drayton Court Hotel are expected to disappear quicker than David McCallum dodging a steep restaurant bill.
Less well known by his real name Dr Matthew Hall - worryingly, he is a real doctor - Hill is a BAFTA awardwinner whose aforementioned TV show has reached its seventh series.
For those who have not seen his bizarre performances on the box, he is quirky and surreal, and was once described as "Ronnie Corbett possessed by the ghost of Salvador Dalí."
This remark is, of course, complete rubbish but he has been named as one of the top 50 acts in a poll to find the comedian's comedian. He also came as number five in the Channel 4 greatest stand-up lists - higher than both Corbett and Dali.
Despite being known as a stand-up, the bespectacled funnyman with the huge collars has steadily built a career in TV, including a string of series and a bizarre Morrissey impersonation on Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes for ITV of The Smiths' song This Charming Man.
Hill made the first series of TV Burp in 2001, and the latest series has just finished filming. It takes a sideways look at the week's television, where the host picks out and comments on lines and scenes from various programmes, and frequently soap operas
Hill has been proven to be better than Ant and Dec and takes to the stage Downstairs at the Drayton, the monthly comedy night, which returns after a summer break, on Friday September 19, to show you exactly why.
Harry Hill will be joined by Steve Bowditch, Otiz Cannelloni and MC Phil Zimmerman. Doors 8pm, show 9pm.
* Tickets are only available on the internet and go on sale on Friday, September 5, at www.wegottickets.com. Price £12 (not including booking fee). Maximum five tickets per person.
Further information from 07853 664 877.