A STAR comic will headline the first-ever comedy gig at The Piece Hall this summer.

Bill Bailey will play a show at the iconic Halifax venue on Wednesday, July 31.

The Strictly Come Dancing champion is known for his roles in Black Books, anarchic music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI, and many critically-acclaimed UK and international stand-up tours.

Bailey’s comedy is described as a "fusion of the surreal and the intelligent, blending stories, poetry and deft wordplay that takes aim at the absurdities of our world, set against an impressive array of weird and wonderful instruments".

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bill BaileyBill Bailey (Image: The Piece Hall)His current arena-filling Thoughtifier tour is playing to sold-out audiences across the UK and Europe.

Bailey joins the likes of Tom Jones, Blondie, and Fatboy Slim among the headliners for TX Maxx presents Live at The Piece Hall 2024.

Nicky Chance-Thompson MBE DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Trust, said: “We’re always exploring how to increase our offer here at The Piece Hall and make sure there is truly something for everyone in our events programme.

“This is the first time we’ll get to experience comedy on this scale and from such a globally recognised talent in the courtyard.

“Laughter is such a tonic and I can’t wait to welcome Bill Bailey to our iconic venue in the summer.”

Tickets for this special show will go on sale at 9am on Friday, March 22 via ticketmaster.co.uk