Sat 25 Apr 2020

Live Nation in association with TROIKA presents

Geoff Norcott - Taking Liberties

As seen on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, The Mash Report, How The Middle Class Ruined Britain and Question Time.
Winner of Best Comedy at the BBC Radio & Music Awards.
Biggest UK Tour to date - EXTENDED!

Sets himself apart from the liberal commentariat with a sharp, self-knowing wit.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times 

Geoff Norcott's acclaimed Taking Liberties tour has been doubled in size, with 25 new dates added in 2020. "There's been a lot of talk about extensions", says Geoff, "well, despite my political allegiances I'm delighted with this one. It's time the people were given another say...on whether or not they want to see my show."

Beyond left/right party politics and Brexit, Geoff Norcott has realised the main thing that motivates his political persuasion is that he hates being told what to do. Whether it's Eurocrats, ministers, cultural icons or his wife of 15 years, Geoff just can't stand anyone having power over him.

It's a bad time to feel this way. With rising 'Nanny State' legislations coming from a supposedly right-wing government and ever greater controls on food, lifestyle and language choices, 'Taking Liberties' is both a statement on what Geoff fears is happening and his intent to playfully push the envelope.

He's a class act with a mature, sharp take on modern politics.

Sunday Times

Other than Live At The Apollo, The Mash Report and Mock the Week, Geoff's also appeared frequently on Question Time and can be regularly seen putting the cat amongst the pigeons on UK political debate shows, including All Out Politics, This Week, Daily Politics and Politics Live. In July this year, Geoff's BBC Two documentary How The Middle Class Ruined Britain aired to great acclaim – receiving a 5-star review in the Financial Times and a TV pick in: The Guardian, The Independent, the i newspaper, The Observer, The Times, The Telegraph, The Express, the Daily Mail and the Daily Star. The documentary was also featured on BBC Breakfast.

Watch Geoff's BBC Two documentary 'How The Middle Class Ruined Britain' on BBC iPlayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00071ly

Geoff's other broadcast credits include: Comedy Bigmouths, The Wright Stuff, Jeremy Vine and Edinburgh Nights. Geoff is also a regular on BBC Radio with appearances on The Now Show, The News Quiz, Loose Ends, Breaking the News, and the Today programme. His BBC Radio 4 special Right Leaning But Well Meaning won Best Comedy Award at the BBC Radio & Music Awards. Geoff has written for The Daily Telegraph, Independent Voices and The New Statesman.

Meanwhile, as a writer, Geoff's credits include: Have I Got News For You; Live At The Apollo; Frankie Boyle's New World Order; The Sarah Millican Television Programme; The Stand Up Show with Katherine Ryan, Roast Battle; Judge Romesh; Channel 4's Alternative Election Night; 8 Out Of 10 Cats; Alan Carr's Happy Hour; British Comedy Awards; Play to the Whistle; Stand up for the Week; 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.

Reviews

An absolute tonic.

The Telegraph 

Objectively funny regardless of your political leaning.

Fest 

A right laugh...from the hitherto little-known loveable end of the conservative spectrum.

The Guardian

A comedian with a big future.

The Mirror 

A refreshingly brilliant comedic voice.

The Spectator

Master of anecdotal story-telling.

Edinburgh Festival Magazine 

He moves seamlessly from one gag to the next, and there's never a dull moment.

Broadway Baby 

Genuinely has something original to say.

The New European 

An equal opportunities satirist.

Evening Standard

Repeatedly and satirically incisive.

The Scotsman

By comedy standards, Norcott is an out and out rebel.

Daily Express

These are sharp, topical gags; while some of his other his punchlines are funny precisely because they contain an unfashionable opinion.

Chortle

Norcott delivers a brilliantly funny, tight hour of gags…dialling up the working class angst.

British Comedy Guide

Happily, he is very funny.

The Telegraph

Gently abrasive, but that's what makes him so entertaining.

The Times
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