A TOP television comedy star is set to stop in Maidenhead on his debut tour this month.

Tom Rosenthal, star of E4’s Friday Night Dinner, ITV2’s Plebs, and Comedy Central’s Drunk History, brings his brand new show, Manhood, to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts on Thursday, September 19.

The tour comes in the wake of Tom’s return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival following a six year absence.

It is the first time he is going on tour - but he has been doing stand-up intermittently for 10 years.

Quite unusually, Tom’s show is about being circumcised - and said he “cannot express how much” it is about the subject, adding: “Please do not buy a ticket under any other illusion.”

Tom - who grew up in Cookham with father Jim Rosenthal - will share his journey into manhood with audiences at Norden Farm in Maidenhead from 8pm on September 19.

He said: “After a decade of being a coward and performing exclusively a) to sycophantic festival crowds or b) within a mile of my flat, I am terrified to embark on my first proper tour.

“I have been doing stand-up intermittently for the past ten years and now think it’s time to travel around the country charging people a full ticket price to watch. Feel free to buy one to see if I’m right.”

Tom took his debut stand-up comedy show, Child of Privilege, to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011. That year he won the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year title competition.

He was subsequently nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the British Comedy Awards.

Since then he has also made a name for himself on the small screen, with successful stints on a string of comedy TV shows.

Tickets to the show are priced at £17.50 - or £15 for concessions.

They are available online at www.nordenfarm.org or by calling the ticket office on 01628 788997.