Comedian Andy Parsons heads to Swindon
By Jamie Hill - 20 July 2019
Arts and Culture
The legendary wit and wisdom of Andy Parsons is on tour again - with his new show HEALING THE NATION.
Following on from his last tour Peak Bullsh*t, Andy has decided to try and bring some happiness and heal some raw wounds in this divided, angry country of ours. Care to join him?
The show rocks up at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon on Friday, 1st November.
‘It was 24th June 2016 and I found myself contemplating a supermarket meal deal. I only wanted a sandwich and I only needed a sandwich but given that I could get a snack and a drink for only 5p more it seemed financially irresponsible not to. I had spent so long pondering the EU Referendum result from the day before that I was now in a massive rush. The lad on the till scanned the first two items no problem but the third item, he couldn’t get to scan at all. I thought: this is going to be a nightmare – there was a queue building up and he looked like he was going to call the supervisor. Then, to his credit, he tried to scan it one more time. It wouldn’t scan – so he went ‘bip’ himself and chucked it through. And it was at that moment that I thought: “Oh, we’ll be alright as a country we will.”
And we will be alright. Trust me. I’m not a politician.’
Yes, he’s back. A year and a half since his last tour Peak Bullsh*t, household name and nonsense-nailer Andy Parsons is back on the road with HEALING THE NATION - and Andy is confident that playing to a whole host of theatres across the UK will undoubtedly mend the myriad divisions this country faces.
If current media tropes are to be believed everybody, exists in their own social media bubble and are up in arms about everything – Brexit/ climate change/ transgenders/ badgers. So come and celebrate what it means to be British in 2019 [and Spring 2020] – freedom of speech, tolerance, tolerance of freedom of speech, freedom of intolerant speech, less freedom with more intolerant speech but still some tolerance.
As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. – and repeated on Dave. As also seen on BBC’s Question Time, The Daily Politics, This Week and Newsnight.
In the last year, Andy has hosted People’s Vote rallies at the Electric Ballroom, Central Hall Westminster and in Parliament Square to over 100,000 people as well as fronting Independent Age’s latest Campaign Against Loneliness.
Since being a writer on the legendary Spitting Image, Andy won the Time Out Comedy Award in 2002 and has performed stand-up all over the world. To date he has done five sell-out national tours and released the DVDs Britain’s Got Idiots, Gruntled, Slacktivist and Live & Unleashed – But Naturally Cautious. He was also responsible for the Slacktivist Action Group podcast, which played host to a wide range of MPs, journalists and comedians.
“A consistently strong exposer of bullshit and a plain-speaking truth-teller through his entire career” – THE GUARDIAN
“Potent live performer… can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words” – THE TIMES
For tickets visit www.swindontheatres.co.uk