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Andy Parsons, O2 Indigo

Andy Parsons, O2 Indigo

Mock the Week stand-up mocks the year in a touring show he's calling 'Gruntled'

Andy Parsons: Does swearing make him too happy?

Andy Parsons can do angry, baffled, sarky. He can have a swing and hit a bullseye. Take this, Alan Sugar. Take that, Ryanair. But you wonder, is he too happy for greatness? The title of the show he’s currently touring hints at a cheery disposition. Gruntled, leaving off the negative prefix, begrudgingly suggests an essentially contented world view. So too (without wishing to stereotype) does the loamy accent he carries with him from a childhood spent in the South West. Either I’m misreading the signs – for which I can only apologise - or he is unafflicted by neurosis, egotism and insecurity. These qualities are not attractive in friends and family, but they are rocket fuel to a comic.

He turns the air blue almost conscientiously, like a navvy meeting a performance target

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