Soho Theatre meets... Micky Bartlett

Tue 21 March

We had a chat with Micky Bartlett ahead of his run here from March 24

Hi! Nice to meet you, what’s your name?
Hiya. My name is Micky Bartlett. (I’m not sure why I’ve said that like I was in a French oral)

Where are you from?
I’m from a sprawling metropolitan town in Northern Ireland called Lurgan. If you haven’t heard of it, its not your fault. It’s the only town in the world where having two of your own teeth is enough to make you a fully qualified.

What brings you here?
I’m telling jokes in the wonderful Soho Theatre on 24/25 of march. Are you going? You should go?

Sorry, didn’t get you a drink, what would you like?
I’m going nuts for gin and tonic at the minute, as I’m trying to cut down on my intake of carbohydrates. flexes arms

Some crisps or nuts?
Yes please.

So, what’s so special about your show?
I guarantee you’ll not see another show featuring an overweight balding ginger northern irish man talking about his list of physical ailments and social mistakes anywhere in London…without having to introduce yourself first.

How did the idea of the show come about?
I turned 30 this year and to be honest, I was very ill equipped. Ive been trying to be a better grown up, responsible, trustworthty…but im not ready and I don’t think its fair that anyone would expect that from me.

Do you come here often?
I do as it goes, Im a big fan of your Bakerloo line.

Where are you going after here…
Any pub a long the Bakerloo line.

Catch Micky in Blissfully Ignorant on March 24 & 25

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