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Geoff Norcott - I Blame The Parents

Date: Saturday 31st July, 2021
Venue: Widcombe Social Club
Doors: 7.30pm for 8.00pm show
Duration: 1hr50 incl interval
Price: £13.50

SOLD OUT

'I Blame the Parents' is the fourth national tour for Geoff Norcott, following on the back of 'Conswervative', 'Traditionalism' and 'Taking Liberties'. This time Geoff talks less politics (alright, there will probably be a bit), but this brand-new show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong.

Whatever happened to the idea of personal responsibility? In the age of victimhood, it seems like whatever's wrong with your life it can be blamed on someone else. Governments, employers… some bigot from four hundred years ago.

Where did it go wrong? It has to be the parents. Every generation there's an opportunity for a new set of mums and dads to set their kids straight and make a stand against whatever trendy nonsense is currently doing the rounds. But do we? Or is it easier to give into fear and the pursuit of a quiet life?

Geoff has realised he's also a bag of contradictions. Raised on a south London council estate by two maverick parents, there's plenty he has to sift through. His Dad was a trade union man who obsessed over stocks and shares. His mum was a closet chauvinist and far too frank on the subject of sex.

With a child of his own, Geoff spies a one-off chance for his family to finally get it right and produce a balanced human being, but can he filter out his own bollocks before it gets to his son?

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.

"Sets himself apart from the liberal commentariat with a sharp self-knowing wit" **** Dominic Maxwell, The Times

"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

"Gently abrasive, but that's what makes him so entertaining" - The Times

Why not come down early and enjoy free live music 6pm til 8pm in the bar and our new food menu at the Club's regular 'Friday Night Social' - Bar opens at 5pm.

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Links: http://geoffnorcott.co.uk/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/Geoffnorcottcomedy

Twitter: GeoffNorcott

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