Thu 31st May 2018 at 9:15pm
@ Underbelly Festival Southbank, London
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Syd: Arthur Smith
After Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen (‘A delight of a show.’ ???? List), which spoke and sang of his mother, Arthur Smith, once again accompanied by the Smithereens, turns to his father.
In the 1950s PC Syd Smith did night duty on the South Bank and met a gallery of fellow Londoners whom he tried his best not to arrest. Before then he had been a p.o.w., ending the war in the notorious Colditz castle. In Germany.
In Syd Arthur quotes words his father wrote and adds his own to consider the story of one man’s 20th century and what it tells us about the 21st.
Comedian, compere and playwright. This grumpy old man per excellence presents the BBC Radio 4 show 'Excess Baggage' and has written four plays including 'An Evening With Gary Lineker' and 'Live Bed Show'.
His stand-up topics range from vigorous yodelling to mediaeval literature via death by drink. His delivery is relaxed and sardonic, but his shows are a surprising, dark and witty treat.
He's also one of the many 'Grumpy Old Men' that appear on BBC 2's hit show.
'The funniest and most honest comic of his generation' (The List).
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