EXTRA tickets have been released for Rob Brydon's highly anticipated appearance at Weymouth Pavilion next month.

The award-winning comedian and his eight-piece band will take to the stage with his brand new show, Songs and Stories, on Friday, March 6. This is the first time that Brydon has created a show that includes songs and music as well as his acclaimed wit and comedy.

With music from Sondheim and Rodgers to Paul Simon and Tom Waits, audiences can expect Rob’s usual warmth and humour as well as some of his famed gallery of voices.

"It will take some people by surprise," Rob says. "There are so many media outlets nowadays that some people might only know me from Gavin and Stacey or Would I Lie To You? Those people often say to me, 'I didn't know you could sing', and yet I have sung a lot. I hope this show is a very pleasant surprise for audiences."

Rob Brydon’s varied career began with the TV comedy shows Marion and Geoff and Human Remains in 2000, for which he won British Comedy Awards.

Since then his comedy credits have included Little Britain, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You and The Trip with Steve Coogan.

In 2009, alongside Ruth Jones, Robin Gibb and Sir Tom Jones, Rob reached number one in the UK charts with the single Islands in The Stream, in aid of Comic Relief.

Limited tickets for Rob's show in Weymouth are £38, available from the pavilion website or box office.