Though best known for his work on Never Mind the Buzzcocks or his various radio incarnations, Phill Jupitus is ready for everyone to know that there are plenty more comic tricks up his sleeve.

His new show, Juplicity, is coming to the Radlett Centre and will see the comedy star do more than just stand-up, as he returns to his roots in performance poetry to give the audience a show they might not expect, and will certainly be hard-pressed to forget.

"When you’re watching the gig it looks wildly different, with a spotlight on one microphone for the first half, then in the second half the entire stage is illuminated and I’m all over the place," he says.

"It’s a definite attempt to create a space that has two sides to it."

The name of his show comes from a poetry show he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival a few years ago, and relates to the two distinct characters that come across as he performs poetry, then stand-up comedy. Even his friends have commented on the difference in his personas as he takes to the stage, which to him is not so far-fetched when considering today's obsessions with social media.

"I go along with the conceit that I’m two different people.

"You have people online pretending to be other people. The image of ourselves we tailor on social media is massively at odds with who we really are and I think we’re all in a state of duplicity, with a d."

But so far the reaction has been positive to his work and for those who have known of his work for a while, this will come as no surprise.

He says: "I think they’re always more surprised and positive about the poetry because a lot of them didn’t know I did it.

"Fans and those who have followed me through the years know and it’s a matter of record I started as a poet, but Buzzcocks people had no idea that I did it."

We talk about personas and performance spaces (I was lucky enough to watch Phill perform in a forest a little while back, which he crowned one of his top five weird places to have performed) and fear, whether bringing out the poetry guns to his stand-up show was a cause for concern.

"Fear of performing went once I did Hairspray; when I was on stage every night playing a woman," he says.

"And this wasn’t a pantomime dame, but a plausible mum, so having gone onstage in a dress that was the last time I was properly frightened. That broke being afraid on stage for me."

"Now there’s no negative emotions up there – if I have a wrong sort of audience there’s no trying to win them over I’ll just tell them they’re the wrong type! If there are disruptions in the audience I’ll tell them they should just leave."

When he started out, he said one thing pointed out to him was his introductions for his poems were funnier than the poems, giving testimony to his abilities to tell and create a story in a way that really resonates.

Even in his visual style - whether it be a single microphone or a lit up stage, Phill creates an atmosphere that tells the story of who he is, in whichever persona, before he even opens his mouth.

"As the audience arrives I'm on the stage. I'm not facing them but I've got all my kit ready for the gig on stage with me. "I've put on a record and I'm sat there reading comics, facing away f rom them and then when the theatre gives me clearance, I just stand up, put on my jacket, take off the record and introduce myself.

"At the interval I walk around the audience and chat to them - people often want to come up at the end so I just wander out at the interval and carry biscuits."

In Phill's years in comedy, on the road, in panel shows or on the stage, the lessons he has learned have come together in this show - he gets into the audience and speaks to them in the interval, changes up his set, and listens to his other comedic panellists on shows like QI to allow "the funny to fall out" rather than taking over.

But most of all, he brings together the two "personas" and performs something different from those treading the boards on Live at the Apollo: he put on a record, put on a jacket and tells a story. Who could ask for more?

Phill Jupitus comes to the Radlett Centre in Aldenham Ave, Radlett, WD7 8HL on December 3 at 7.30pm. Tickets available online.