A brand new concept is coming to Plymouth this summer. A group of Plymouth based comedians are launching the city’s first ever comedy walking tour. Described as “a hilarious guided walking tour of Britain’s Ocean City” the new venture, called Plymouth Comedy Tours, is set to split the sides of locals and tourists alike. The project will launch this June and you can register your interest now to potentially attend a pilot tour.
Founded by Mutley based comedian Christian Russell-Pollock, Plymouth Comedy Tours are walking tours with a difference. Christian and two other award-winning comedians will act as tour guides, taking groups around the city, telling more jokes than facts.
The other comics involved are David Arnold and local legend Suzy Bennett. All the comedians have supported big names, perform nationwide and Bennett is also the voice of the popular Plymouth Trails App. Russell-Pollock jokingly says, this means he can sell his tours as; “the tour of the stuff she wasn’t allowed to say!”
The tours will start and finish at The Box and will take people on a journey around Plymouth’s City Centre. The route is just under 2 miles long and will show off Plymouth’s culture, history and sexual health clinic. The tour will last around 2 hours, with plenty of stops for laughing.
Russell-Pollock explains why it was set up: “As well as giving 3 comedians in Plymouth a job in these difficult times, the reason it was set up was to can shine a spotlight on Plymouth. All three of us believe that it’s an underrated city and this feels like a great way to both promote it and give people a much needed laugh”.
He goes on to explain what people should expect from attending a tour:
“Expect laughs, it’s essential a comedy show on the move. You might even learn a thing or two. Although I don’t want to promise too much, I’m pretty sure we are the only walking tour that’s happy to Google stuff. However, I think people will be surprised by how much they learn. That’s not really our aim, we just want people to laugh and enjoy being in the city, but it is a welcome side effect. It’s also a great opportunity to do a little exercise in a fun, novel way. So sign up and get ready to giggle, explore and smash your 5,000 steps.”
The tours will be priced at £12 per person, with concessions available for NHS staff, students and the elderly. People from Exeter will be charged more.
The tour is being advertised as perfect for local residents, tourists and companies who want an innovative new team building exercise. As Christian says “this tour is perfect for people who both love the city and don’t mind taking the mickey out of it a little.”
You can pre-register your interest for the tours here: https://www.plymouthcomedytours.co.uk
By pre-registering you will be the first to hear about the launch. Plus you could be one of 30 lucky people who will get to attend a free pilot tour.
Plymouth Comedy Tours are supported by Plymouth City Centre Company, Plymouth Culture and One Plymouth.
Got a news story, blog or press release that you’d like to share or want to advertise with us? Contact us