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Stephen Bailey: Crass – Coming To The Lights This April

Renowned comedian and television personality Stephen Bailey is set to grace the stage at The Lights on April 26th with his eagerly anticipated live show, CRASS.

With credits including BBC’s Live at the Apollo and Would I Lie To You?, Bailey’s return promises an evening filled with laughter and entertainment. Hailing from a working-class background in Manchester, Bailey’s journey from six years at Sainsbury’s to becoming a household name reflects his resilience and comedic talent.

Through anecdotes that traverse his personal and professional growth, Bailey navigates themes of love, family, and the nuances of modern life, proving that he’s more than just a crass act. Don’t miss the chance to catch Stephen Bailey live as he shares his unique brand of humour and insight.

“He’s an arch-bitch with a winning smile, everyone’s favourite gay best friend.
Bailey’s confident, funny and suitably rude”
The Reviews Hub

Star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo & Would I Lie To You?, comedian and TV’s Stephen
Bailey makes a very welcome return to the stage with his brand new live show, CRASS,
touring in 2024. 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

“A natural talent for making audiences laugh” Metro

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.

“Bailey has a natural chemistry with his audience and this is where
he truly comes into his own”
Broadway Baby

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.

“Stephen’s show was hilarious from the first line, and for the whole
performance, I don’t think a single joke died”
Voice Magazine

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.

“A guilty pleasure” Daily Record

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

“A rising star” The Sun

Stephen’s credits also include: Unbreakable (BBC One), co-host on Date or Drop (BBC One)
alongside Amanda Holden, Richard Osman’s House of Games, Coronation St (ITV), Celebrity
Bridge of Lies & Celebrity Weakest Link (BBC One), Between The Covers & Strictly: It Takes
Two (BBC Two), Pointless Celebrities (BBC One), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Roast
Battle (Comedy Central), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), The Apprentice: You’re Fired &
Sara Cox’s Between The Covers (BBC Two), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Tipping Point:
Lucky Stars (ITV) and CelebAbility (ITV2).
Stephen will be hosting Live at the Apollo as part of the upcoming series.