COMEDIAN Ricky Gervais will launch his world tour at York Barbican on May 13, with tickets going on sale on Thursday at 10am.

Gervais, star and writer of the television series The Office, Extras, Derek and this year's After Life, will be presenting SuperNature, his sceptical look at the absurdity of superstition, magic and all unsubstantiated beliefs, all leading to a celebratory conclusion that nature is already super enough.

The 57-year-old Reading stand-up, actor, director, screenwriter, singer and awards ceremony host last played York Barbican on February 28 2017, when he tackled such taboo subjects as rape, death and terrorism, as well as nut allergies, in his Humanity tour show.

Once released, tickets can be booked on 0203 356 5441, at or in person from the Barbican box office.