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
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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.