COMEDIAN Griff Rhys Jones is set to take to the stage of Newport’s Riverfront Theatre this November with a brand new comedy show, Jones & Smith.
Prompted by the death of Mel Smith in 2013, Griff will be sharing a series of anecdotes and stories about his time with his former comedy partner as well as reflecting on their careers, spanning decades. Griff’s career has seen him presenting, acting and writing, but it was comedy that first made him a national icon.
Griff Rhys Jones found his way into the country’s hearts and funny bones with comedy partner Mel Smith, appearing in films together, on stage together, and in their hit show Smith & Jones on television together for nearly 20 years.
Smith and Jones first appeared in Not the Nine O’Clock News in 1979, before branching out to create their legendary sketch show and establishing Talkback Productions. In 2012, the comedy duo reunited for what was to be the last time in The One Griff Rhys Jones. Aside from comedy, he has also left his mark on the stage, starring as Fagin in Oliver! and Toad in The Wind in the Willows.
Griff Rhys Jones will perform new show Jones & Smith at The Riverfront, Newport, on Friday, November 11. For booking details call 01633 656 757 or visit newportlive. co.uk