Dom Joly at New Theatre Oxford

Karen Neville

Sunday Session

Award-winning comedian takes to the stage with tales of his weird travel adventures

Despite being a highly successful, multi-award winning comedian, Dom Joly have never been a stand-up. His work always been on television or on the written page.

Under pressure to tour he finally gave it a go in 2011 and was given a severe kicking by the comedy elite and press. This put him off for years.

Then 10 years later, he had an idea for a show about his weird travel adventures.

He was immediately told by several promoters that such a show would never interest more than a handful of people. Dom decided to prove them wrong.

He put the show together and then set off on a mammoth tour around every tiny UK venue that would have him. Slowly he learned how to handle an audience, how to perform live.

After 199 shows he is finally ready. Dom wants to end the tour with a big one and sell out the New Theatre in Oxford and prove everybody wrong, but will he?

Dom has also never done radio before. He joined JACKfm as the main station voiceover in July 2022 and also hosts the weekly show Dom Joly’s Sunday Session every Sunday afternoon, where he gets to play his own songs and chats to some of the singers who performed them.

JACKfm have booked the New Theatre Oxford for 20th January for his Holiday Snaps show.

Dom and the show are finely honed. All he needs now is for everybody to come and enjoy the end results.

Tickets are £26pp plus £3.80 transaction free and on sale at

Dom Joly’s Sunday Session can be heard every Sunday from 12 to 2pm on JACKfm. Listen on 106 FM in Oxfordshire, smartspeakers (“play JACK fm”), online at and on the JACK Radio App in mobile app stores.