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Tom Rosenthal announces debut tour

Following a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Plebs and Friday Night Dinner star will tour the UK this autumn with Manhood.

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This year's Edinburgh Fringe sees Tom return to the festival for the first time in six years. Like one in three men on the planet, Tom has been circumcised. Unlike them, he's written a comedy show about it.


Tom has spent his whole life obsessed by the theft of his foreskin. How should you feel when part of you has been cut off for no obvious reason, but everyone just tells you it's normal?


Manhood promises to be a story of a journey into manhood, but without one. Speaking about the show Tom said “After a decade of being a coward and performing exclusively a) to sycophantic festival crowds or b) within a mile of my flat, I am terrified to embark on my first proper tour. I have been doing stand-up intermittently for the past ten years and now think it’s time to travel around the country charging people a full ticket price to watch. Feel free to buy one to see if I’m right."


He went on to add "I cannot express how much this show is about being circumcised, please do not come under any other illusion. Basically I’m travelling near your town to talk about my dick and invite you to come and see whether I’ve made a terrible mistake in doing so.”


Tom took his debut stand-up comedy show, Child of Privilege, to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011, the same year he won the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year title competition. Also that year, he was nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the British Comedy Awards.


The tour will begin this autumn at Cambridge Junction on Wednesday 18th September 2019 and includes a week at London’s Soho Theatre from Monday 23rd - Saturday 28th September 2019.


Tickets for the UK tour Tom Rosenthal: Manhood will go on general sale on Wednesday 12th June 2019 at 11am and will be available here.


Book tickets for the Edinburgh Fringe run of Tom Rosenthal: Manhood here.

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