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Winner Silver Dolphin Cannes Media Awards 2019 / Winner Best Film EVCOM Awards 2019 / Time Out Award Winner / New Zealand International Comedy Award Winner / Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Award Winner
Andy is a multi-award winning comedian who started his career writing for Weekending and Smith and Jones, and went on to become one of the main writers on the ground-breaking Spitting Image satirical puppet show. As well as being a regular on Mock The Week for ten years, Andy has performed on numerous radio and TV shows including Live at the Apollo, QI, Saturday Live, The Stand Up Show, The Comedy Store, The PMQ Show, Scrooby Trevithick, and Parsons and Naylor’s Pull-Out Sections.
To date he has done six sell-out national tours and released four DVDs – Britain’s Got Idiots, Gruntled, Slacktivist and Live And Unleashed – But Naturally Cautious, as well as releasing a podcast Slacktivist Action Group, recorded monthly at the Soho Theatre. He has also appeared on Question Time, The Daily Politics, This Week and Newsnight, and writes columns for The Independent.
Bringing his latest show to Grassington Andy says” I was in the middle of a UK Tour when theatres had to close due to lockdown. It will turn out to be the longest Tour ever, taking 3 years to complete, & as the tour has gone on there’s been less and less healing and more and more of the opposite. Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it still seems strangely appropriate – and some of the gigs have been rescheduled so it would prove confusing to existing ticket-holders if the ticket said “HEALING THE NATION” but the show was now called “MY LIFE IN BALLET”. So we have the serially rewritten HEALING THE NATION TOUR 2019/2020 now EXTENDED INTO 2021/2022 due to POPULAR DEMAND but also mainly lack of OPEN THEATRES. And with NEGATIVE POWERS OF HEALING.
Yet this latest version of the show is my favourite so far.”
‘Laugh out loud funny…manages to be utterly likeable and very funny while being Mr. Angry at the state of the world’- The Sunday Telegraph
‘Terrific satirical stand-up’-The Independent on Sunday
‘What he lacks in hair, Parsons more than makes up for in originality’ –The Telegraph
‘Perfectly calibrated… the King of Political Comedy’ – The Guardian
‘Andy Parsons’ lethal mixture of anger and ridicule leaves the Big Society in rubble’ – The Times
‘Hysterical live show. Andy Parsons is on fire’ – The Mirror
‘Inch-perfect comedy. With certain stand-ups, you can tell within seconds that they’re going to have the audience sitting up, purring in the palm of their hand. It is like this with the obscenely gifted Andy Parsons. Brilliantly lateral subversive observations on every topic of the day’ ***** – The List