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Stand-up Andy Parsons is coming to Playhouse in Weston
QUICK-TONGUED comedian Andy Parsons (pictured) will be stepping off the soap box to deliver his most personal stand-up show yet.
Well known for his appearances on Mock the Week, QI and Live atthe Apollo, Andy is bringing his new show, ‘I’ve Got a Shed’,to the Playhouse Theatre in Weston later this month.
Many of the jokes are at Andy’s own expense and are based around his disappointing medical history and his laziness.
In an interview with James Rampton, Andy said: “The initial premise was how more than anything else,I enjoy being in the shed atthe end of my garden doing absolutely nothing. I have to fight my own laziness to do this show - or indeed to do anything at all!”
He added: “‘I’ve Got a Shed’ is more about me and my feelings. I’m not getting out a big mallet and whopping people over the head with it. I start off the show by getting off my soapbox and being introspective, which is unusual for me.”
For the second half of the show, Andy returns to more familiar territory and unleashes his unique brand of political satire on the audience.
The comedian said: “I am a news junkie and politics will always come into it. In the show I discuss why politics is at such a low ebb at the moment.”
The Guardian says it is great to welcome “sharp, topical comedy onto the live circuit – and Parsons remains one of its most skilful exponents”.
The Times adds that Andy’s “lethal mixture of anger and ridicule leaves the Big Society in tatters”.
Tickets for the show at 8pm on Friday, April 26, cost £15 – to book visit www.theplayhouse.co.uk or call the box office on 01934-645544.