Dr John Cooper Clarke – The Luckiest Guy Alive

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Next event: Friday 12 November 2021 at 8pm
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Dr John Cooper Clarke – The Luckiest Guy Alive has been postponed until Friday 12 November 2021 (8pm). All bookers have been contacted with more information. If you have a ticket for this event but have not heard from us yet, please click here.

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Poet; Rock Star; TV & Radio Presenter; Comedian; Cultural Commentator

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.

Seminal tracks such as Beasley St and Evidently Chickentown featured on the massive hit album Snap Crackle and Bop, one of 4 big selling original album releases on Sony Records in the late 70s and early 80s. They established John as one of the most prolific artistes of the Punk years.

His poetry collection 10 Years in An Open Necked Shirt came out in the early 80s  on Random House – Penguin, featuring the lyrics to his albums and more original material. It is one of the biggest selling poetry books in the UK.

Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.

These days he performs purely as a stand up solo poet. His unique poetry show has been running in theatres worldwide for over 12 years.

John’s latest poetry collection The Luckiest Guy Alive was released worldwide in November 2018 via Picador/Macmillan. Featuring over 30 poems, it includes many of his adoring public’s favourites such as; I’ve Fallen In Love With My Wife, Beasley Boulevard and Get Back on Drugs you Fat F*ck.

Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture.

His latest live show, touring across the UK, Europe, USA, Canada & Australasia, is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat – a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game.

Duration

Approx 130 mins

Time details

Includes an interval

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