Andy Parsons is healing the nation

STRAIGHT-talking comedian Andy Parsons comes to Yeovil’s Westlands entertainments centre on Thursday 17th October with his new show, Healing the Nation.

He says: “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.”

Eighteen months since his last tour Peak Bullsh*t, Andy Parsons is back on the road and 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 – freedom of speech, tolerance, tolerance of freedom of speech, freedom of intolerant speech, less freedom with more intolerant speech but still some tolerance. …

Andy’s career in comedy began as a writer on Spitting Image. He won the Time Out Comedy Award in 2002 and has performed stand-up all over the world. The new tour also includes Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre on Friday 1st November, Bristol Old Vic on Sunday 10th, Exeter Corn Exchange on Thursday 14th, Paignton’s Palace Theatre on Sunday 17th,