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.
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.
Andy recently discussed his inspiration for Healing the Nation:
‘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.’
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.
Andy Parsons plays Pontardawe Arts Centre on Friday 18th October and Savoy Theatre, Monmouth on Saturday, 19th October.
For ticket details visit andyparsons.co.uk