We often associate Christmas with quaint home comforts: turkey sarnies, chestnuts roasting on open fires, ‘horrid’ jumpers from Nan that we’d probably splash £40 on if they were hanging off a rack in Urban Outfitters. But what to do if we want to hit the town, yet can’t stomach the thought of yet another mulled wine at the famous Xmas market? Continue reading
Jimmy Carr – Laughter Therapy
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Not to be confused with healing humour psychotherapy; ‘Laughter Therapy’ is Jimmy Carr’s newest stand-up tour. Aptly named according to Jimmy, as “if you’ve got a sick sense of humour then maybe laughter is the best medicine”.
The much-loved 8 out of 10 Cats presenter is stopping off at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on the 24th of September and, luckily for the locals, he is bringing his dry wit and expert delivery with him.
Laughter Therapy, Jimmy’s ninth solo show (yes ninth, this man is a comedic machine), follows immediately on from the end of his most recent tour; ‘Rapier Wit’, which finished in August. Carr clearly has much more material to give, and an audience more than willing to sit for an hour or two and listen.
As we have come to expect from the straight faced and cheeky, suit wearing, provocateur that is Jimmy Carr; the morally upstanding will shift in their seats and worry if they are allowed to laugh, the politically correct may have their sensitivities shaken, stirred and generally offended – while the rest of us will laugh, hard. It may even be therapeutic.
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