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Monday, 25 June 2018

Stand Up In The Park

*Thank you Everyman Theatre  for the tickets all opinions are my own and 100% honest *

Sunday evening myself and a friend were able to attend a performance of 'Stand Up In The Park' in association with Amnesty International (Cardiff Group) as part of the Cardiff Open Air Festival, billed as 'an evening of hilarity with a heart' it was dedicated to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Our compere for the night was Clint Edwards who has supported fellow Welsh comedians Rhod Gilbert and Steve Williams on tour as well as setting up The Drones Comedy Club at Chapter Arts

The night encompassed the talents of  Kiri Pritchard-Mclean
Kiri recently won Chortles Best Club Comedian and Best Compere Award 2018

 Lorna Pritchard; a former TV news reporter now full-time comedian who also runs a comedy night at the Tramshed  

  Rhys James who regularly plays Edinburgh Fringe and  TV appearances including Mock The Week and Russel Howards Stand Up Central

Ben Norris who headlined the show has credits including Hammersmith Apollo and TV's Mock The Week as well as being part of the Tuesday Night 'Cutting Edge ' team at The Comedy Store.

Each comedian had contrasting styles of delivery perfectly illustrating the diversity of comedy.This was not a show for the faint-hearted,the easily offended or those of a weak bladder apparently -despite two intervals !! The constant to and fro-ing of audience members throughout the night was distracting to say the least ! Thank heavens for Ben Norris who not only put them in their place but tackled a heckler with biting sarcasm.
Sometimes , the constant barrage of profanity and d%ck and f£nny jokes was overwhelming to say the least - but everyone's different  so it might just be me ! I also found a routine about Jimmy Saville a little jarring especially with a large photo of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffes daughter on stage  - but again this is just my opinion . 

          ‘Laughter is a kind of freedom’ - Richard Ratcliffe

Members of the public are being asked to tweet their favourite joke - or just something that makes them laugh or smile using the hashtags #ChooseLaughter and #FreeNazanin. 


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