Healing The Nation: Andy Parsons
'Cracking adlibbing... a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain' The Guardian
'Coruscating live performer specialising in lacerating topical gags' The Independent
"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 superviser.
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 I thought 'oh we'll be alright as a country we will'. And we will be alright. Trust me. I'm not a politician.
'Potent live performer... can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words' The Times
Andy has enjoyed huge success as a writer and performer on television, radio and the live comedy stage.
As well as a series regular on the award-winning Mock The Week (BBC 2), Andy has had numerous spots on Live At The Apollo (BBC 1), QI (BBC2), The Politics Show (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), The World’s Most Dangerous Roads (BBC2), Comedy World Cup (Channel 4), Saturday Live (ITV) and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala At The O2. He was also one of the main writers on the original Spitting Image on ITV.
'His delivery multiplies the humour. Big laughs unloading both barrels at British political and public life' (The Guardian)
'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' (Independent on Sunday)
'What he lacks in hair, Parsons more than makes up for in originality' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Parsons is acerbic, sharp-witted and edgy...taking well-aimed potshots at politicians, celebrities and anyone who dares to talk rubbish' (The Daily Express).
Andy Parsons was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2017.
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