If, like us, you’re in need of some laughter this autumn, then the UK’s first ever virtual stand-up comedy tour could be what you’re looking for.
A group of comedians from refugee and migrant backgrounds will be using laughter to connect with audiences and speak of their experiences coming to and living in this country.
No Direction Home performers include aspiring stand-ups originally from countries such as Syria, Iran, Iraq, Ethiopia and Uganda.
You may have already seen the No Direction Home live gigs in venues like the Southbank Centre, with guest headliners such as Romesh Ranganathan, Lou Sanders and Sindhu Vee. Now, with lockdown keeping comedy clubs shut, you can catch the virtual tour as it heads out across England, Scotland and Wales. This rather unusual tour will give the comedy group an opportunity to tell jokes about themselves, their experiences and their lives in the UK.
Confirmed guest headliners for the online tour include Sindhu Vee, Dane Baptiste and Mo Omar. Omar is a refugee from Somalia who came to Wales as a child, he now lives in London and is recognised as one of the brightest rising stars on the stand-up circuit.
The tour launches on Saturday 12th September at 8pm with guest headliner Mo Omar and host Tom Parry. So, if you want some laughter as your medicine in these tough times, book your tickets now.
When: 12th September – 22nd November 2020
Where: Via Zoom, a link will be sent by email before the show
£: Tickets are Pay What You Can Afford (suggested donation £3 – £5). Free tickets for low/zero wage are available. Events will be live-captioned and are suitable for ages 16+
More info: counterpointsarts.org.uk