David Bowie during his Young Americans tour in 1974

Buxton on Bowie at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre

Comedian Adam Buxton will take an audience on a moving and hilarious journey through the life of David Bowie at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre this summer.

His show will feature selected moments in the career of an artist whose influence on modern popular culture will continue to be felt for decades following his death from liver cancer in 2016.

Called The Bug: Bowie Special, the evening will incorporate music videos, rare clips, animations and comedy in a show that “like Bowie himself, is by turns inspiring, moving and funny”.

The theatre describes it as a “must see for Bowie and comedy fans alike”.

Bug began in April 2007 as a series of bi-monthly shows at BFI Southbank – the home of British cinema.

Bug host comedian Adam Buxton

They are celebrations of global creativity in music video and have since become a phenomenon.

Host Adam Buxton is a British comedian, actor broadcaster and director who has appeared in films such as Hot Fuzz, Stardust and Son Of Rambow as well as a variety of TV shows in the UK.

He has hosted Bug since its inception in 2007, including fronting the TV series on Sky Atlantic in 2012.

Along with lifelong friend Joe Cornish he also is one half of award winning TV, radio and podcast duo Adam & Joe who have worked together since 1995. Since September 2015 Buxton has produced the popular The Adam Buxton Podcast.

The Bug: Bowie Special is part of The Marlowe Comedy Festival. The theatre warns that it may contain adult themes and language.

It takes place at 7.30pm on Thursday, July 26 and lasts for two hours and 20 minutes.

Tickets cost £21.25. For more information or to book a ticket you can call the Marlowe Theatre box office on 01227 787787 or log on to its website.

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