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TERROR : THE POCKET SIZED GUIDE
Another jovial year of worldwide tensions, bloodshed and stupidity has
left A.L. Kennedy feeling suitably refreshed.
The multi-award winning, multi-talented novelist, journalist and
stand-up returns to The Stand Comedy Club after last year's debut solo
show, armed with 50 minutes of reflections on the terror of being
born, the terror of being alive and the terror of dying. With just so
much to be scared of and so many people telling us to be scared, where
to begin? Toothpaste in airports, beards, unsightly teeth,
disappointing stool samples, ducks- just how do you prioritise the
litany of threats?
When will the torture start? Or when can we start the torturing? Does
mental illness increase your capacity to negotiate with foreign
powers? What is that rushing noise in your ears – late at night – that
one? Is there an upside to the coming Apocalypse and when it arrives
will it include time for a casual get together on the sofa with
Twiglets, weeping and fist fights, or maybe only a brief moment of
deja-vu? Why are there so many questions and so few satisfactory
Whilst Kennedy really can't promise any answers, there is the slight
possibility of a small, redemptive conclusion, which will be followed
by four of five seconds of calm. Please note: All terrors abandoned
during the show can be reclaimed at any time.
A.L Kennedy's move into stand-up generated an unprecedented flurry of
media attention, culminating in the BBC 2 documentary Will The Real
A.L. Kennedy Please Stand Up? More questions! There has been
slightly less interest in her other careers of selling brushes
door-to-door and miming in car parks. As well as having cemented her
reputation as one of the bravest and most distinctive new voice on the
circuit, Kennedy has recently published her new novel Day and
continues to contribute to The Today Show , Newsnight
and Woman's Hour . She wishes she were someone else.
'Assertive, well-timed and pretty damn funny'
'The comics the world remembers, such as Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor
and Bill Hicks, are the ones who tell it how they see it with no fear
of looking ridiculous... Kennedy is taking the same risks and
attempting the same clarity of vision .... a strong new comic voice'
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