A work in progress hour of stand up from up and coming star Joseph Parsons. The show promises “Very high energy, well-written material" (The Stand), with his brilliantly funny and poignant debut show "Equaliser".
In this work in progress hour of stand up, Joseph Parsons tells the tale of being a closeted gay sports fanatic in the West Country. He had ambitions of being a sportsman but with body confidence issues and a whole heap of other fun anxieties, ironically there were no shortage of hurdles.
As heard recently on the BBC's "LGBT Sports Podcast", Parsons questions why are there so few publicly out LGBTQ sports stars? With UEFA banning the illumination of the rainbow flag on a German stadium, whilst simultaneously championing equality in Wembley; how are sports biggest organisations scoring so many own goals?
Featured as one of the "Top 10 LGBTQ+ acts of the Edinburgh Fringe" in 2019 (The EFC), This exciting debut is a must see.
Rob Copland: Mainstream Muck (gimme some of that)
Hi, I'm Rob, if you're reading this you are at least considering seeing my show. Well let me tell you, I'm funny, you want proof? I won Briant Gittens' Honk Show competition and I was a finalist in 2 major new comedian competitions in 2020 (2Northdown + NATYS)... But the show, you want to know more about the show... Well it's chaotic and fun and surreal and all over the place, I've been known to climb on top of stuff and do the gig up there because I'm kooky like that.... At the end I talk about an insane promise I made to myself the day I decided to do stand up comedy, sometimes I cry during this bit but it's not depressing, I'm just being real you know?!... Anyway, I hope you like the sound of it, if not there's loads of other things you could do, whatever you do just be kind to yourself, that's all I ask? Maybe see you at the show, Rob :)