A week or so ago, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival launched their website, and with it, listings for all the shows that will be taking place. In a move that is sure to delight all Leicester-based lovers of comedy shows with semi-archaic words for titles, one of these shows will be mine! (I’m actually doing three shows, but this is just me on my own - details of the other two are here).
The show is called Milquetoast (definition here) and this is the blurb:
“We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world” - René Magritte.
This is not a show about fear.
The debut hour from Leicester Mercury nominee Chris Turner (as heard on BBC Radio 2).
Contrary to the blurb, it is a show about fear – that copywriting quirk is a tip of the hat to Magritte’s famous pipe - and parts are inspired by some of his thoughts and works. The full show will be written by mid-January, and I’ll be previewing it in a few places in the run-up to the Leicester show, so it’ll be all ready and stage-worthy.
The show is on Sunday 10th of February, at the Criterion Pub in Leicester, and tickets are £5 or £4 for concessions, available here. It would be lovely if you came.
That’s all for now, Merry Christmas!