COMEDY legend Ross Noble is returning to Cheshire for a tour of his brand new show Humournoid.

The 53-date date will land in Crewe on Friday, November 5 after being postponed from spring 2020.

Ross talked to James Mottram about the upcoming tour of the UK’s theatres.

The comedian explained the backdrop for his latest must-see stand-up show.

"Imagine a huge version of my head that splits in half,” he enthused.

"And then wires are stretched between the two halves and you can see all the circuit boards inside and the LEDs flashing.

"I thought it would be cool to walk out at the beginning of the show through a massive version of my head."

Throughout a celebrated award-winning comedy career, Noble has often favoured something more elaborate than a stool and a microphone stand when it comes to stage settings.

The latest set, peaking inside Noble’s lightning-quick mind, seems entirely apt for his surreal and spontaneous approach to stand-up.

“People used to say, ‘what’s your show about?’

"And it’s only in the last few months that I’ve realised it’s basically an invitation to see the world through my eyes.

"It took me years to realise that.

"I always thought ‘my shows aren’t really about anything’ but they sort of are. They’re about what I think about things."

This might account for why Noble has called his new show Humournoid.

He began thinking of himself as 'a comedy version of an android, like some sort of comedy experiment, some sort of Frankenstein’s monster'.

He arrived at ‘Humournoid’ – a mix of humour and humanoid.

Only later did it strike him the word had other connotations.

“When you say it out loud, it sounds like ‘haemorrhoid’!

"I’ve got this idea that people will turn up to the show with creams, lotions, and donut-shaped cushions.

"In one way I over-thought it, and then also didn’t think it through! Which perfectly describes what I do.”

Of course, the pandemic-related difficulties of 2020 and 2021, which saw Noble’s show postponed on more than one occasion, has given the comedian new fuel for his show, a wild stream-of-conscious that relies on both his own worldview and audience input.

Living in Melbourne with his family, it’s also been three years since he toured the UK with his El Hablador set.

“I’m looking forward to getting back in front of a British audience,” he said.

“I’m just interested to see where everybody’s head is at.”

Noble feels that more than most, stand-up comedians were equipped to cope with the lockdowns and quarantines that everyone had to endure.

“You don’t have to leave the house, you doss around, you haven’t got a boss, you’re working from home, and then you go out for an hour.

"That’s been my life for the last thirty years!

"For me, the pandemic was the same as my life normally is, except I just didn’t do a gig in the evening. That was the only difference."

All this global strangeness has left the 45-year-old Noble 'chomping at the bit' to get back to doing what he does best.

Audiences might also find a different Ross Noble to the one they’re used to.

"In the past few years, he’s acted in West End productions of two iconic Mel Brooks shows, The Producers (2015) and Young Frankenstein (2018), which saw him nominated for an Olivier award.

It was also the chance to try a very different artistic discipline to comedy, one that requires intense collaboration.

Humournoid is recommended for over 15s only and tickets are available from