EXPECT the unexpected when David Harper comes to Burnham-on-Sea next week.

His latest stand-up show, Unexpected Tales, is an improvised, audience-led show and each one is different to the last.

David said: “The show is as unknown to me as it is to the audience, so that’s what they can expect - the unexpected. I will tell funny stories from behind the scenes making TV shows, strange situations, working with odd celebrities, big profits, even bigger losses, shockers, historical adventures and disastrous TV appearances.”

David began his career presenting, first in radio and then TV presenting – initially for Channel 4 and then for the BBC. David was once asked to appear on local radio, talking about antiques (as he had an antiques shop in Barnard Castle), after which he caught the presenting ‘bug’.

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David added: “There is nothing funnier than real life, real people and real situations. And when you combine these with TV cameras, celebrities, classic cars, egos, money, fakes, forgeries, and competition - anything can happen - and it does.

“I love TV, radio and broadcasting generally, but when it is just you on a stage with an audience in front of you, there’s a real buzz about it.

“Because it is live and unscripted, it is seat of your pants stuff and this, I’ve found I really love. I’m genuinely petrified beforehand and often think to myself, I just want to go home and curl up in front of the telly, but once I’m on stage, my spirits lift, and I begin to enjoy myself.

“I am more of a story teller, although I do love the interaction with the audience. I find this easier than standing up and delivering a written script. It is completely improvised, unscripted and off the cuff...”

David’s comedy show, Unexpected Tales, is coming to The Princess Theatre in Burnham-on-Sea on November 14 at 7:30pm.

To see David’s new stand-up show, visit david-harper.co.uk