Jazz Emu announces debut tour

Friday 7th June 2024, 10:36am

Archie Henderson
  • Jazz Emu: Knight Fever will run at Soho Theatre in June, Edinburgh Fringe in August, and then tour in February and March 2025
  • Accompanied by band The Cosmique Perfectión, the character is aiming to secure a Royal Pardon

Archie Henderson will be touring his musical character Jazz Emu in February and March 2025, with new show Knight Fever.

His promoters explain: "For the first time ever, musical supernova Jazz Emu (The Guardian's Breakout Comedy Act of 2023 and The Telegraph's Funniest Comedian of the 21st Century) will be touring the UK with his hotly anticipated brand-new show, Knight Fever, alongside his full live band, The Cosmique Perfectión in spring 2025. Following his run at the Soho Theatre & Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this tour will feature brand new songs, and an appearance from the King himself.

"Knight Fever sees Jazz and The Cosmique Perfectión's dreams come true when they secure the coveted slot to perform the headline slot at The Royal Variety Show; at long last, Jazz Emu has a chance to secure his long-coveted Knighthood. But there's bad news; a series of recent criminal allegations are threatening to snatch the coveted prize from before his very, very, very eyes. Will Jazz and his Contractually-Less-Talented-Than-Him band, be able to put on a Heck Of A Show and secure a Royal Pardon? Or will Jazz's next performance be in the canteen at Wormwood Scrubs? The only way to find out is to settle in and watch the musical fever dream that is Jazz Emu: Knight Fever".

Archie Henderson has gained over 70 million online views for his musical videos in character as Jazz Emu. His promoters explain: "Starting life as a side project whilst working at a record label, helping to write songs for their artists, Archie, with the help of his friend Hunter Allen, collected £30 to create their first Jazz Emu video and posting it on Reddit. From there they have tried to up their ambitions and budgets. When the pandemic kicked in Archie began to churn out more videos which became more and more popular, until eventually he was able to focus full time on his newfound career."

Jazz Emu: Knight Fever will be at the Soho Theatre this June, followed by the Edinburgh Fringe in August. The tour dates are then as follows:

2025 dates

Mon 17 February: Salford, The Lowry (Quays)
Wed 19 February: Brighton Komedia
Fri 21 February: Norwich Playhouse
Sat 22 February: Leicester, The Y Theatre
Tue 25 February: Bristol, Redgrave Theatre
Thu 27 February: Cambridge Junction
Fri 28 February: Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre Studio
Sat 1 March: London, Leicester Square Theatre
Sun 2 March: Guildford, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Tue 4 March: Cardiff Glee Club
Sun 9 March: Glasgow Glee Club
Wed 12 March: Birmingham Town Hall

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