ROB Brydon, the 5ft 7inch Welsh comedian, actor, presenter and impressionist, brings his new show I Am Standing Up to York Barbican on Tuesday and Wednesday.

His first national tour since 2009 also sends the Swansea-born performer to Hull City Hall on Thursday and Scarborough Spa Grand Hall on December 7.

Brydon, 52, played York previously in June 2005 in The Keith Barret Show and on his stand-up tour in March 2009, on both occasions at the Grand Opera House.

He is best known for his television work as Bryn West in Gavin And Stacey and as himself in The Trip with Steve Coogan, as well as hosting Would I Lie To You? and appearing in Marion And Geoff, Human Remains, Little Britain, The Rob Brydon Show, Best Of Men, Gangster Granny and Q.I. Earlier this year, he starred opposite Sir Kenneth Branagh in Sean Foley's farce The Painkiller at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End.

Tickets are still available for both 8pm gigs in York at £30.80 on 0844 854 2757, at or in person from the Barbican box office; Hull,; Scarborough,