THEY have had their own TV special at the London Palladium, they have an iTunes-chart-topping podcast - and now they are touring the country; it’s the one and only Horne Section’s one and only 2020 tour.

Following their hit BBC Radio 4 series, and many years of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s West End, The Horne Section is going out on the road for their biggest tour yet - and they will be stopping off at The Hexagon in Reading.

Tickets for their March 16, 2020, show at the Queen Walk venue are now on sale.

With five outstanding musicians and one non-musical stand-up (Alex Horne), audiences can expect comedy, songs, enthusiastic dancing and a lot of mucking about.

The group is led by Alex Horne, the creator and host of hit Dave TV Series Taskmaster - a comedy panel show in which he is the assistant to “Taskmaster” Greg Davies, who judges top comedians on various absurd tasks they are asked to perform.

Alex made his first appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2000 with his show, “How To Avoid Huge Ships” and his 2003 Edinburgh show “Making Fish Laugh” was nominated for a Perrier newcomer award.

The band is also made up of Ben Reynolds on drums, Ed Sheldrake on keys, Joe Auckland who plays the trumpet and banjo, Mark Brown on sax and guitar and Will Collier on bass.

Their live show Horne Section’s Questions Sessions pits some of the finest contemporary comedians against each other to complete the most unlikely tasks, and has enjoyed sell-out runs in Edinburgh and at the Soho Theatre.

The Horne Section have recently starred in Horne Section’s Christmas, a “deliciously blasphemous delight” (Chortle) of a short film that aired on Sky Arts on Christmas Day.

They are the only band that has ever hosted 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

They have also appeared on The John Bishop Show, as well as presenting three series’ of their very own show for BBC Radio 4.

You can buy tickets (£27) to their Reading show on March 16 at 8pm online at or call the ticket office on 0118 960 6060.