VETERAN comedian Jasper Carrott proves stand-up really does rock in his new show tomorrow night.

The Brummie funnyman rocketed to fame in the Seventies when his folk music career morphed into comedy.

After novelty record Funky Moped, produced by ELO's Jeff Lynne, made the Top 10 in 1975, he went on to develop a string of anecdotal sketches for his live act.

He went on be a TV regular, starring in Carrott's Lib, Carrott's Commercial Breakdown, Carrott Confidential and Canned Carrott.

Now he is back with a brand new show before introducing his music pals to rock the audience.

Bev Bevan was a founder member of The Move and the Electric Light Orchestra, as well as drumming for heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

Geoff Turton was lead singer and guitarist with the Rockin' Berries in the Sixties before going solo under the name Jefferson.

They are joined by keyboard player and vocalist Abby Brant, The Move bassist Phil Tree and guitarist Tony Kelsey, and singer Suzi Woo.

Stand Up and Rock is at the Princes Theatre on May 11 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £27.50 from the box office on 01255 686633.