Steve Parry: The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs (In Brackets).


Steve Parry: The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs (In Brackets).

The Temple Bar

121 Western Road
Upstairs: MAY 5-6, 11-12 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £3

Steve Parry: The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs (In Brackets).

Steve Parry: The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs (In Brackets)

After turning 50*, and decades of procrastination and distractions, mainstream TV comedy writer ** Steve Parry has finally got his act together*** by turning his back on the glitzy world of showbiz to unleash the inner cult comedy legend, he’s always wanted to be****.

The Last Of The Famous International Amateurs (In Brackets), aims to be an inventive, satirical, silly, serious, sing-a-long hour *****, packed with stand up, bawdy characters, revolutionary rants, spoken word and maybe even some actual poetry.

Part memoir of a socialist working at the coal face of cheesy light entertainment, part surrealist treatise about Age and Ego’s final showdown.

Whether a glorious victory or a noble failure this ‘permanent work in progress’, will offer a unique adventure into the mind a middle-aged showbiz hack looking to assuage his TV nightmares by chasing his youthful dreams of alternative comedy stardom.

Expect a riotous and radical celebration of professional amateurism, a paean to, and piss take of, the counterculture and alternative cabaret.

If nothing else, it will be the most entertaining and potentially humiliating public mid-life crisis since Huw Edwards logged into Only Fans wearing those boxer shorts.******

“Manages to mix urgent political messages with crafty, irreverent punch-lines that had the audience laughing, often guiltily” – Total Politics

“Belligerent Welsh comedy No-gooder” The Wire.

* 37 in showbiz years.

** 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Live At The Apollo, Gladiators, I’m A Celebrity, Love Island and many more…

*** And his ADHD medication.

**** I’ll explain more when I see you, but basically think John Hegley, Simon Munnery, Jerry Sadowitz, Linda Smith, Alexei Sayle, Bill Hicks pre death or Eddie Izzard pre beret.

***** More like 50 mins by the time you’re all sitting down.

****** Poor old Huw Edwards. What was he thinking?

Ticket types this year are Paid, Pay What You Can and Free - this is how it works: Paid: The show is fully ticketed and you pay in advance or on the door; Pay What You Can: You can choose to buy a ticket in advanced to guarantee entry and what to pay over a minimum amount OR turn up at the venue to get in for free in any space that is left; Free: The show is free entry and can be ticketed or unticketed. Watch the show, and the performer will ask for donations at the end for those that would like to contribute.