Fans queue in rain for Alan Carr tickets

York Press: The queue for tickets outside Selby Town Hall The queue for tickets outside Selby Town Hall

TICKETS for comedian Alan Carr’s gig at Selby Town Hall sold out in only 20 minutes after fans queued in the rain for hours.

The announcement that television’s Chatty Man would be performing a gig at the 150-seat venue on February 14 to try out his new material for an upcoming national tour was reported in The Press yesterday, and marked another high profile name for the arts centre.

Despite cold and wet weather, some fans claimed to have queued from midnight on Wednesday to be first in line for tickets when they went on sale at 10am. All tickets were sold after 20 minutes.

Chris Jones, arts officer for Selby Town Council, said it seemed like for every ticket sold, the venue could have sold 100 more.

He said: “We knew that Alan would be a big draw, but I had never anticipated demand would be quite as extraordinary as it was.

“The response this morning has been absolutely phenomenal. This morning we were fielding a call every five seconds or so from 8am. There were people queuing outside the town hall from midnight.”

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10:39am Fri 24 Jan 14

roskoboskovic says...

i used to like this bloke but after watching his new years eve show i totally changed my mind.to call it car crash tv is no exaggeration and in a medium where there is no end of puerile tripe this was in the top three worst programmes of 2013.
i used to like this bloke but after watching his new years eve show i totally changed my mind.to call it car crash tv is no exaggeration and in a medium where there is no end of puerile tripe this was in the top three worst programmes of 2013. roskoboskovic

10:49am Fri 24 Jan 14

Jazzper says...

Queueing in the rain for tickets for this 'comedian' now that has made me laugh!
Queueing in the rain for tickets for this 'comedian' now that has made me laugh! Jazzper

10:55am Fri 24 Jan 14

YorkPatrol says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
i used to like this bloke but after watching his new years eve show i totally changed my mind.to call it car crash tv is no exaggeration and in a medium where there is no end of puerile tripe this was in the top three worst programmes of 2013.
The guy has always been a total tool with an ego that far outweighs his talent..

Utter fools queing to line this goons pockets
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: i used to like this bloke but after watching his new years eve show i totally changed my mind.to call it car crash tv is no exaggeration and in a medium where there is no end of puerile tripe this was in the top three worst programmes of 2013.[/p][/quote]The guy has always been a total tool with an ego that far outweighs his talent.. Utter fools queing to line this goons pockets YorkPatrol

11:17am Fri 24 Jan 14

Robert Davro says...

If you wanna watch someone mincing around for 90 minutes, get yourself down to Elland Road!
If you wanna watch someone mincing around for 90 minutes, get yourself down to Elland Road! Robert Davro

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