Comedy show puts ordinary blokes in the spotlight

Angus comedy fans are in for a treat next month when one of TV’s most in-demand stars Geoff Norcott will bring his new tour, Basic Bloke!, to Dundee.
​Geoff Norcott is bringing his tour to Dundee next month.​Geoff Norcott is bringing his tour to Dundee next month.
​Geoff Norcott is bringing his tour to Dundee next month.

The popular TV face will be familiar to many from his appearances on Have I Got News For You, A League Of Their Own, The Last Leg, Would I Lie to You?, 8 Out of Ten Cats, The Mash Report, Backstage With Katherine Ryan and many more!

On this, his sixth UK tour, Geoff will be trying to make sense of the current cultural and political scene with his playfully provocative brand of humour. Whether it's the dire blandness of the two main parties or the shamelessly shoe-horned right-on messages in adverts and films, Geoff will continue to tread in areas much of comedy leaves well alone.

But this time around he also has a mission. As well as casting his everyman eye over what's happening in wider society, Geoff is trying to unpick what's happening with your average bloke. It’s been a rough couple of years for blokes. Toxic masculinity has grabbed all the headlines and ruined it for common or garden geezers, who have been put under the microscope like never before.

Taking up his own bloke’s-eye-view, Geoff can see that despite the social media vortex, your man in the street just keeps plodding on, fuelled by a diet of football, sheds, super-hero films, sporting autobiographies and strategically burying feelings when necessary.

Geoff will be appearing at the Gardyne Theatre on Saturday, November 18 and tickets are on sale now at Dundee City Box Office.

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