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Record-breaking success for Alan Carr's 2014 shows in Kent

Tickets to see comedy star Alan Carr in Folkestone, Deal and Gravesend were snapped up in minutes.

Alan Carr
Alan Carr

The star of Channel 4 chat show Chatty Man will be trying out new material in preparation for his forthcoming tour Alan Carr - Work In Progress.

Tickets for the gig at Folkestone's Quarterhouse, taking place on Saturday, March 22, went on sale at 5pm on Monday and sold out in just 45 minutes - a record for the venue.

Tickets to see Alan at Deal's Astor Theatre on Thursday, February 13 went on sale at 5pm on Wednesday and sold out by 6pm.

A show at Gravesend's Woodville Halls on Saturday, February 1 has also sold out.

Astor Theatre Artistic Director James Tillet said: “We opened at 9am on the Thursday and the telephone did not stop ringing. We had people queuing up at the box office too.”

A former supermarket and call centre worker, Carr has become one of the biggest names in British comedy since being named BBC Best New Stand-Up in 2001.

He shot to fame following his Tooth Fairy Live tour in 2007, with the tour's DVD becoming a Christmas bestseller.

He recently won the BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance for his chat show broadcast on Channel 4, Alan Carr: Chatty Man.

He was also nominated at the British Comedy Awards for the 2013 King or Queen of Comedy award - but missed out to Jack Whitehall.

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