Stand-Up Tragedy Show plus music from 'The Grateful Dad'

Friday 3rd Jun 2022 - 7.30pm to 9.30pm

A buy one, get one free extravaganza!

Andy Blackford's Stand-Up Tragedy Show - poems and stories from 1971’s 'Man Least Likely To Make 30'. Followed by music from the Summer of Love from 'The Grateful Dad', with Brian Watson (bass guitar, vocals).

Andy's bio

Andy was born in Middlesbrough without incurring serious injury.

Leaving Oxford with a useless degree, Andy disappointed nearly everyone by joining a useless rock band, that nevertheless regularly supported Genesis and Lindisfarne.

He has since amassed an impressive portfolio of failed careers, including A&R man, professional skateboarder, and columnist for RunnersWorld and Diver magazines. He has completed the notorious Marathon des Sables in the Sahara and once foolishly agreed to remove a fishhook from a shark’s mouth during a deep dive in the Andaman Islands.

Until recently, he worked as a Buddhist prison chaplain with high-security prisoners who, he says, were far less scary than the shark.

He has written more than 20 books for young people, but his main qualification for immortality remains the ad campaign for Um Bongo.

With the poet John Foggin, he produced a collection, Gap Year, that won the Sentinel Poetry Book Prize. Since then, he has produced four solo collections.

In 2021 he created The Stand-Up Tragedy Tour, a one-man show combining poetry and anecdotes to entertain festival audiences with his many obsessions.

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Cambridge Buddhist Centre
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