Live At The Apollo star Dane Baptiste is coming to the West Country

PUBLISHED: 14:00 03 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:05 03 February 2018

Dane Baptiste.

Dane Baptiste.

www.steveullathorne.com 07961 380969

Comedian Dane Baptiste will perform his new stand-up show in Bristol.

Fresh from hosting Live At The Apollo and another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dane takes his third hit show G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.) on an extended world tour in 2018.

His UK leg features 21 dates, including a trip to Bristol’s Hen And Chicken, in North Street, on March 2.

Oozing experience, confidence and charisma, Dane is capable of providing the comic relief needed to lighten up the harsh cultural and economic realities he observes.

The London-born stand-up made comedy history in 2014 as the first black British act to be nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award with his debut show Citizen Dane, and his critically-acclaimed second show Reasonable Doubts, which went on to tour the UK with multiple sell-out shows.

Now a regular face on television screens, Dane’s recent credits include Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Mock The Week and Tonight At The London Palladium.

He has also just released his own stand-up special for Netflix under the Live From The BBC banner.

G.O.D is an acronym of the things humanity has come to uphold over everything else; namely gold, oil and drugs.

This show is about the distractions and attractions of modern human life and how the pursuit of the ‘good life’ can involve evil, vice and debauchery.

Speaking about his new show, Dane said: “Money is the root of all evil, but why is everyone OK with that?

“Oils, minerals and resources have given birth to the industrial age, but is it science we really believe in?

“All it would take is a power cut and no NHS for us to descend back to the dark ages.

“Drugs are part of the holy trinity of entertainment with sex and rock and roll, but not all drugs come from street corners or shady dealers.

“Burgers have killed more people than weed has, so G.O.D. looks at what we take that alter our minds in ways we don’t even realise, including love.”

Dane Baptiste will perform at the Hen And Chicken at 8.30pm on March 2. Tickets, priced £12.50, are available at www.livenation.co.uk or on 01179 663143.

Other Entertainment Stories

10:03

Visitors are invited to walk through decades of modern history as the exhibit opens at the Grand Pier in Weston on Saturday.

Yesterday, 20:00

It will feel like Las Vegas has arrived in North Somerset this week when the Bleadon Players put on their latest show.

Tue, 20:00

Weston-super-Mare Museum will host a free unscripted show performed by a Canadian theatre company this weekend.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

A ridiculous and funny adventure full of silliness and mischief is heading to the Theatre Shop in Clevedon.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

One of the most popular tribute acts for The Beatles is heading to Weston, and Mercury readers can win tickets to the show.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The difficulty I’ve had in writing this review for Miss Saigon at the Bristol Hippodrome is knowing where to start – the stunning singing, breathtaking sets or magnificent choreography.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A reality TV superstar, who also had a successful pop career, will discuss his rollercoaster life to date on a Weston stage next month.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Goo Goo Dolls will visit Bristol’s O2 Academy in July.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The funny and heart-warming musical Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert will be performed by WODS Musical Theatre Company in Weston-super-Mare.

Friday, May 18, 2018

We all hope the sun stays out when we book a trip to the sea or countryside but if storm clouds loom there is no reason to be gloomy with these ten fun things to do in and around Weston and North Somerset.

Most Read Entertainment

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 13°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder