AUSTRALIAN stand-up comedian will take his dark tales to Warrington next week.

Steve Hughes is back on the road with his first full-length UK tour in six years, including a show at the Pyramid Arts Centre on Thursday, October 7.

He considers himself lucky to be alive. He has spent the past five years confronting his demons and recovering from a crippling breakdown and severe depression.

But the Australian comedian’s view is that if life turns to hell, there has to be a few jokes in there somewhere. With the belief that laughter is the best medicine, Steve follows his sell-out shows Down Under with an appearance in Warrington.

After staring into the abyss, Steve comes back more lucid than ever. Expect a free-thinking, opinionated, brutally honest and darkly tinged night of stand-up comedy.

Steve, as seen on Live at the Apollo and The Michael McIntyre Show, always has a tale or two to tell as he used to be a thrash metal drummer.

He founded the band Slaughter Lord, one of the first thrash metal bands in Australia, in the mid-80s before turning his hand to comedy.

Taking on the nickname, the ‘heavy metal humourist’, Steve moved to England in 2002 to pursue his stand-up career, inspired by a diverse range of comics such as Woody Allen, Bill Hicks, Richard Pryor and George Carlin.

Steve will be offering his interpretation of an ‘insane world’ which has only become bleaker after the events of 2020 and 2021 in just over a weeks time.

Tickets are on sale now from £16.50. Visit or call the box office on 01925 442345.