Sean Hughes shows the lighter side of death

Sean Hughes.
Sean Hughes.
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Stand-up star Sean Hughes has dealt with the death of his father in an unusual way – he’s written a comedy show about it.

The former Never Mind the Buzzcocks captain will bring ‘Life Becomes Noises’ to The Dukes in Lancaster tomorrow night (November 13).

The show has been described as a “humorous yet poignant tale; a beautiful insight into the lighter side of dying and getting older, going to places that comedy rarely goes, highlighting how ridiculous life is and how quickly it can be taken away”.

Born in London and brought up in Ireland, Sean first hit the comedy scene in the late 80s and went on to win the prestigious Perrier Award.

His own TV show – Sean’s Show – was nominated for the 1992 Best Comedy Award for Best Channel 4 Sitcom and from 1996-2002, he was a team captain on BBC2 irreverent musis quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

Sean has also toured extensively, presented radio shows and, as well as comedy, has written novels and collections of prose and poetry and worked on a number of films.

Among his TV acting roles, Sean played Eileen Grimshaw’s love interest, Pat, in Coronation Street.

He says his other claims to fame include that he appeared in Terrorvision’s music video for the song ‘Tequila’, once kissed Kylie Minogue on TV and supports Crystal Palace football club.

Tickets for Sean’s show are priced £14/£12(concessions).

To book, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit

Live comedy at The Dukes is recommended for anyone aged 16years old and over.