COMEDIAN Andy Hamilton was once a six footer, apparently, until he stood beneath a falling tree.

Now the diminutive funny man's on his way to Cheltenham, but with legs so short he won't get there until the autumn, sadly.

A spokesman said: "Award winning comedian and comedy writer, and the man behind some of the finest TV and radio comedies of our time, Andy Hamilton, is so highly in demand that he must return to the road once again with his sell-out show, Change Management.

"In his 60 years on this planet, Andy has experienced many changes. For instance, he was once a 6’4” tall professional basketball player, until a tree fell on him. But, of course, change is an inescapable part of the human condition."

"Why? Is that fair? Some changes are good, some bad. Why can’t they be more clearly labelled? How did we end up working longer hours? Where did all the sparrows go? If you’re feeling flustered because of flux, Andy will teach you how to cope with the changes we have seen and the changes yet to come. This show contains mild peril."

Andy is co-creator / writer of Outnumbered (BBC1), What We Did On Our Holiday (BBC Films), Ballot Monkeys (Channel 4) and Drop The Dead Donkey (Channel 4), star of Old Harry's Game (Radio 4) and regular guest on The News Quiz, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, Have I Got News For You, QI as well as numerous other TV and radio credits.

His debut novel, The Star Witness, was released via Outbound last year.

The date for the diary is Sunday, October 1, from 8pm, at the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.

Tickets on, 0844 5762210.