The Cookie, Leicester
Monday 19 February, 2018 @ 7pm
Part of Leicester Comedy Festival
Star of BBC’s Live At The Apollo and The Mash Report, Geoff Norcott takes to the road with his new show following a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.
The world is changing at a dizzying rate. Geoff is trying to hold modern views but worries that tradition is becoming a dirty word.
Meanwhile, in this divisive political climate, a Conservative and Leave-voting comedian is certainly a rare breed.
Geoff is happy to pick fights with the liberal choir on subjects including identity politics and Europe and wrestle with the idea of toxic masculinity. However, in the spirit of equality, he’s also not averse to the odd dig at his own side (‘An equal opportunities satirist’ says the Evening Standard).
As a satirical comic, Geoff has written for Channel 4’s Alternative Election Night, featured as a guest on Question Time (BBC One), Daily Politics (BBC Two), and supported Katherine Ryan on her UK tour. Geoff is also a regular on BBC Radio with appearances on The Now Show, Breaking the News, the Today programme and his own forthcoming Radio 4 stand-up special. Due to popular demand, extra performances were added in for Geoff’s Edinburgh Fringe run for a second year in a row and he also enjoyed multiple sell out dates on last year’s national tour.
Geoff will appear on the new series of BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, to be broadcast shortly, and is a regular correspondent on BBC Two’s topical show The Mash Report. He also was a regular guest on My5's topical show Comedy Bigmouths. Meanwhile, Geoff made his debut on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show in June this year.
As a pundit and commentator, Geoff has featured on Question Time (BBC One), Daily Politics (BBC Two), BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and Loose Ends, BBC Two’s Edinburgh Nights with Kirsty Wark. Geoff has written for The Daily Telegraph, Independent Voices and The New Statesman.
A former nominee for Leicester Comedy Festival's Best New Show, Geoff Norcott is one of the most sought-after writers on the circuit with an impressive list credits including Live At The Apollo and The Sarah Millican Television Programme for BBC One and BBC Two and Play to the Whistle for ITV1. For Channel 4, Geoff has written on Channel 4’s Alternative Election Night (2015), 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Alan Carr’s Happy Hour, British Comedy Awards, and, for Channel 5, Stand up for the Week and It’s Not Me It’s You. Geoff's Sky credits include A League of Their Own and Katherine Ryan in Ireland.
Geoff received an operational services medal for his five tours of forward positions during the Afghanistan conflict.