November 12, 2012, 8:30 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Actor, comedian and writer Alan Davies is making a return to the stand-up which first made his name more than twenty years ago.
‘Life is Pain' reveals a new, personal side to the comic, as he draws on the experience of his mother's death and his life as a new father to get laughs from the most emotional recesses of his endearing personality.
Davies was one of the leading voices in the early 90s comedy boom, and his since established himself firmly as a television regular, first as the star of Jonathan Creek, and more recently as Stephen Fry's pseudo-stupid sidekick on QI.
Since his emergence as an actor and panel show regular, Davies abandoned stand-up for over a decade, but made a dramatic return in 2011 with a sold out tour of Australia and, this year, an acclaimed Edinburgh run. Along with the personal revelations in ‘Life is Pain', Davies applies his acute – and cute – brand of surrealist observation to more topical events, including last year's London riots.
He is set to perform two London dates as part of the tour, one at the Richmond and one at the legendary Hackney Empire. HotelMap.com is the easiest and fastest way for Davies fans to find London hotels close to both venues. Users to the new interactive site from London experts LondonTown.com can search for hotels near iconic landmarks, tube stations or in specific London boroughs and areas. All results are displayed upon an interactive map along with price, any discounts available, star rating and availability. It's a great way to find bargain prices on some of London's finest hotels.
Among the deals on offer that will be of interest to anyone in town for Davies' show at the Hackney Empire is the RE London Shoreditch Hotel on Hackney Road which is offering double rooms for £149 per night – a 90% discount on the standard rate. The hotel is around 25 minutes walk from the Hackney Empire.
The Holiday Inn Express on Old Street is less than a couple of miles from the Hackney Empire, and is offering twin and double rooms at an 81% discount. The reduction brings the cost of a night's stay down to £67.