Ricky Gervais' much-anticipated show in St Albans has sold out within hours of tickets going on sale.

The Office and After Life star will take the stage at Civic Close's Alban Arena on Wednesday, April 19.

Tickets went on sale at 10am today but the event at the 856-seat venue has completely sold out this afternoon.

Previewing the show, the Alban Arena wesbite stated: "Considered one of the most influential British comedians since Charlie Chaplin, Ricky Gervais returned to the stage with ‘SuperNature’ in 2021, following the global success of his recent Netflix stand-up special ‘Humanity’, which was his first in seven years.

"The creator and star of The Office, Extras, Derek, and the critically acclaimed hit After Life, Ricky Gervais has won countless awards.

"Having enjoyed huge critical success for the outstanding After Life, his hit series The Office is also the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes.

"An award-winning stand-up comedian, don’t miss your chance to see Ricky Gervais live in 2023."