Geoff Norcott In Conversation With Romesh Ranganathan
Comedian and writer Geoff Norcott should have been Labour through and through. His Dad was a Union man, both of his parents were disabled, and he even lived on the same South London council estate where they filmed chase scenes for the Bill! So, how was it that he grew up to vote Tory?
Join him in conversation with Romesh Ranganathan as he considers why the working classes have deserted the Left and attempts to understand why he ended up voting for the ‘bad guys’. Geoff will detail his colourful childhood in South London and vibrant family: his mother, a council estate matriarch crossed with Tony Soprano, ever willing to offer frank sexual advice or make life hell for the housing office, and his maverick one-armed dad with blunt homespun philosophies on everything from punctuality to women and a dream to drive all the way around the M25.
Geoff will also explore the big myth about the British working-class that they’re born left-wing and generally stay that way when actually the working-class intention to vote Tory has frequently flirted with the 50% mark and Labour haven’t won the popular vote in England since 2001.
Warm, honest and laugh out loud funny, this event is the perfect place to start if you want to understand why in Britain, blue-collar Conservatism might be here to stay.
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Geoff Norcott is known for his unique brand of provocative stand-up. Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being a d**k. Mostly. As seen on The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week. Geoff has also appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat amongst the pigeons on UK political debate shows. You may have also heard him on his own Radio 4 comedy special or popping up on The Now Show. He’s written for shows ranging from Have I Got News For You and C4’s Alternative Election to Judge Romesh, Roast Battle and JFL’s Katherine Ryan Stand up show. Geoff won an operational medal for his five tours performing to British troops in Afghanistan. ‘He’s a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics’ Sunday Times ‘A Right laugh’ Guardian ‘Happily, he is very funny’ Telegraph
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Romesh burst onto the comedy circuit in 2010, gigging regularly at top venues all over the country. As well as turning in storming turns on a regular basis, he has also found time to reach the Latitude New Act Final 2010, The So You Think You're Funny? Final 2010 as well as coming runner up in The Amused Moose Laugh Off 2010. In 2015 Romesh starred in his own show called 'Asian Provocateur' (BBC Three) where he travelled to Sri Lanka to learn about his parents' country. In 2016 the second series 'Mum's American Dream' was commissioned. He has forged a fearsome reputation with a set that combines cutting one liners with an acerbic take on the world around him. 'Extraordinarily hilarious' (Three Weeks) 'Plenty to enjoy in his ultra sardonic set' (Chortle) 'His ability to write bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd... Ranganathan's punchlines are sharper and funnier than many of his peers' (The Guardian). Romesh Ranganathan was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2016.
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