UK Bear-loving comedy royalty Myra DuBois stages national tour of ‘Dead Funny’

Myra is dead; long live Myra! 

Realizing that she stands to miss out on the most attention she’ll ever receive, UK Bear favorite Myra DuBois brings forward her own funeral to make sure people get it right. After postponement for over a year due to the pesky pandemic, Myra DuBois, songbird of the North, is finally able to take her smash hit Edinburgh Festival show, Dead Funny, on the road.

Not that Myra let her skills go to waste in lockdown. Our charming chanteuse has gone from strength to strength, making it to the Semi Finals of Britain’s Got Talent 2020 and taking to the West End stage in Death Drop. Combine all this with her star turn in the upcoming movie version of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and it’s clear to see that our Myra’s star is spectacularly on the rise.

The tour kicks off with six nights at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 9th  – 15th  August and then September will see the acid-tongued Myra present her irreverently sardonic side-eye at death, dying and the theatrics of grief to “AdMyras” all the way across the UK, including her debut West End solo performance at the Garrick on 6th September.

The show will be scored with songs by Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera), all wrapped up in Myra’s trademark acid-tongued wit — an evening packed with so many laughs, you’ll R.I.Pee yourself.

Myra will be supported by her Yorkshire’s #1 funnyman (according to his late mother), misogyny apologist, and inevitable sex symbol Frank Lavender. She’s not pleased about it, but that’s what you get when your creator has more than one character.

Unpredictable, intelligent character comedy, the self-declared siren of South Yorkshire works the room, sparing no-one her sharp tongue, and yet somehow keeping everybody affectionately on-side. 

Tour date and ticket information for Dead Funny is as follows:


  • 9th – 15th Aug: Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Underbelly – Get tickets here.
  • Sat, 4th Sept: Theatre Royal Studio – BATH – Get tickets here
  • Mon, 6th Sept: The Garrick – LONDON – Get tickets here.
  • Tues, 7th Sept: The Glee – BIRMINGHAM – Get tickets here.
  • Weds, 8th Sept: The Glee – CARDIFF – Get tickets here.
  • Thurs, 9th Sept: Arts Centre – SWINDON – Get tickets here.
  • Fri, 10th Sept: R&D Studio – NORTHAMPTON – Get tickets here.
  • Sat, 11th Sept: Carriageworks – LEEDS – Get tickets here.
  • Sun, 12th Sept: The Stand – NEWCASTLE – Get tickets here.
  • Mon, 13th Sept: The Stand – EDINBURGH – Get tickets here.
  • Tues, 14th Sept: The Stand – GLASGOW – Get tickets here.
  • Fri, 24th Sept: Nonsuch Studios – NOTTINGHAM – Get tickets here.
  • Sun, 26th Sept: Darwen Library Theatre – BLACKBURN – Get tickets here.
  • Thurs, 30th Sept: Hanger Farm – SOUTHAMPTON – Get tickets here.
  • Sat, 15th Jan: The Lowry – SALFORD – Get tickets here.

The History of Myra DuBois 

Having left her native South Yorkshire back in 2008 for the bright lights of London’s burlesque clubs and gay bars, Myra has sold out solo shows at venues including Charing Cross Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre, the Clapham Grand, Underbelly Southbank Festival and the legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern to name a few. Accolades include being shortlisted for ‘Best Character or Improv’ at the 2019 Chortle Awards, NATYS: New Act of the Year finalist in 2012, “bust a gut funny” according to Graham Norton and “hilarious” if you ask John Bishop. Myra also counts Rylan Clark and Christine Bianco amongst fans and Sir Tim Rice said Myra’s rendition of his song ‘I Know Him So Well’ was “Definitive”.

Myra made her critically acclaimed solo Edinburgh debut with ‘Self AdMyra’ in 2016 which went on to tour the UK in 2017, generating AdMyras (Myra’s pet name for her fans) across the nation. She also supported Bianca Del Rio on her UK tour in 2017 and 2018 playing renowned venues such as The Hammersmith Apollo and The Liverpool Empire. Most recently, Myra received critical success with her 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Show, ‘We Wish You A Myra Christmas’ which went on to enjoy a run at the Soho Theatre. 

TV credits include BBC1’s The John Bishop Show and Myra was as regular panellist on C5’s Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. She was also part of the esteemed line-up of guests for ‘Un-Royal Variety’ at The Hackney Empire and ‘All Star Brexit Cabaret’ at London Coliseum, both hosted and curated by London cabaret legend Johnny Woo. In 2020 Myra made her international debut at the Sydney Opera House. Myra is also part of the cast of the upcoming movie version of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – but has been sworn to secrecy about the details. And of course, she became known to a whole host of new AdMyras when she reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent 2020.

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