Comic legend Mike Harding returns to road for first time in 15 years

Mike Harding
Mike Harding

AN evening of songs, daft stories and monologues from the man once described as ‘The grandfather of alternative comedy.’

After 15 years concentrating on writing and broadcasting, fell walking and fly-fishing, Mike Harding is back on the road for the first time in 15 years.

A small-scale tour earlier this year went down so well he decided to return to his roots with a vengeance. With a couple of guitars and more than forty years of material to draw on Mike will lead you into his own comic world with stories and songs that have had audiences collapsing with laughter from South Shields to Sidney, Huddersfield to Hong Kong.

Mike still has ambitions to be a film star and would like to appear in Coronation Street as the natural son of Albert Tatlock the outcome of a night of passion between the whiskered lollipop man and a lady air raid warden during the Salford Blitz.

Two new books this year are “Strange Lights Over Bexleyheath” a book of poetry and “A Guide To North Country Flies” a book for fishermen and fly tiers.

Tickets his show at York’s Grand Opera House on November 26 are priced at £16.00 from the box office on 0844 871 3024 or book online at