COMEDIAN Andy Parsons is bringing his brand new show to Redditch for one night only.
The star previously seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. and many more is performing his new show at The Palace Theatre Tuesday, November 28.
“If I have to summarise the show, it’s asking has the world gone mad, what it means to British in 2017, what it means to be a patriot – and is it true that we only like immigrants if they can win us gold medals at the Olympics?” said the comic.
In person, Andy is more quietly spoken and laid-back than the ‘Mr Angry’ persona fans know and love from BBC’s Mock the Week.
Living in London, he admits there is a metropolitan bubble – but touring is the antidote to that.
“When emotions are heightened and you talk about the state of the world, I think people are more interested in what you have to say,” he said.
“There is a lot of anger in Britain at the moment, If only we could use anger as a renewable energy source, getting the likes of Katie Hopkins to shout their newspaper columns into generating turbines so we could all have a free cup of tea.”
And he rejects the notion that people are not interested in politics and said he welcomes fans who don’t share his worldview.
“Of course – let’s face it, I’m often not even sure of my own worldview half the time,” he says.
“Politicians are no longer the same given that Jeremy Corbyn wears vests, has an allotment and enjoys photographing manhole covers.
“It doesn’t matter where you live or what your politics are, the same things affect us all.”
And being such a politically engaged comic, is he prepared to make predictions?
“All I can predict is that I will be travelling the length and breadth of the country on tour, visiting a lot of motorway service stations and at some point I will indulge in a Ginsters buffet bar,” laughed Andy.
The unpredictability of the news agenda means that he will be writing new material as the tour progresses.
Tickets for the Palace show are £16 available online at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk or from the box office in person or by calling 01527 6520.