Jon Ronson returns to St David’s Hall

February 5, 2019 by

CARDIFF’S own best-selling author and world-renowned filmmaker Jon Ronson returns to the Welsh capital at St David’s Hall on Thursday 16 May.

The hugely popular journalist performed at the National Concert Hall of Wales to a sold out crowd in November 2017 as a tie-in with his book The Psychopath Test, and now he is back with his fascinating new show linked to his podcasts The Last Days of August and The Butterfly Effect.

For this tour, Jon recounts his recent adventures exploring the world of porn. Following a similar theme to his best-selling book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Last Days of August examines the life and death of porn star August Ames, who tragically committed suicide in December 2017 after a storm of abuse on social media. The other half of the show entitled The Butterfly Effect is based on Jon’s seven-part Audible series, which examines a boy in Brussels who devised a plan to become rich by giving the world free porn online.

Over the last two decades, Jon has made his name for his ‘gonzo’ style journalism and investigations of controversial fringe politics and science. All his books have been international and New York Times best sellers, which have been translated into more than 30 languages. Jon’s two TED talks have been watched a staggering 15 million times.

His original screenplays include the critically acclaimed Netflix original Okja and Frank (about musical comedy character Frank Sidebottom). The Men Who Stare at Goats was adapted into a film starring George Clooney and Ewan McGregor, and his many extraordinary travels have included encountering the Ku Klux Klan and going UFO-spotting in the Nevada desert with Robbie Williams.

In the States, Jon is a regular contributor to The New York Times, GQ and This American Life, whilst on these shores he writes for The Guardian, Time Out and City Life, and is a regular guest on BBC Radio 4 and Channel 4.

Before becoming famous across the globe, Jon was born in the Welsh capital in 1967 and attended Cardiff High School. He worked for CBC Radio (since renamed Capital South Wales) before leaving to study a Media Studies degree at the Polytechnic of Central London.

Guaranteed to be simultaneously sad, mysterious and funny, Jon Ronson’s new show at St David’s Hall is not to be missed! 

PLEASE NOTE: The age restriction for this show is 16+ and it features

PG-rated film clips.


Tickets are £27.50 (plus an optional £1 postage fee). 

To book your seats, please visit

or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444



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