Ed Byrne’s new comedy show arrives at the Churchill Theater in Bromley

A household name across the country, award-winning comedian Ed Byrne will perform at the Churchill Theater in Bromley next month.

With 25 years under his belt, Ed has turned his stage success into a variety of notable television appearances.

A regular star of Mock The Week and The Graham Norton Show, Ed recently co-hosted Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure and managed not to dishonor himself on Top Gear or tackling one of the most dangerous roads in the world. .

Ed’s new show, If I’m Honest, digs deeper into a father’s sense of responsibility, what it means to be a man in 2019 and whether he has any qualities worth passing on to his two sons.

Ed Byrne (pictures – Idil Sukan)

Sometimes accused of fantasy, If I’m Honest is a show with a seriously steel core.

Ed, who broke through in the mid-1990s, admits “he’s changed over time” as he reflects on one of his most famous jokes.

He explained, “There is an attitude towards Alanis Morrisette in one of my routine openings that I am no longer comfortable with, where I call her a moaning cow and a whining bint.

“Slapping the lyrics to the song is fine, but there’s a tone in the preamble that I wouldn’t write today.

“I really miss myself.”

Ed says he “gets easily” into gender politics and admits there are things where men get a “raw deal”.

Ed said: “Men have higher suicide rates and we tend not to do well in divorces, but representation in action movies is not something we have a problem with.

“It was Mad Max: Fury Road that started it all, even though no one complained about Ripley in Alien or Sarah Connor in Terminator 2.

“Of course, social media means this stuff gets spread very widely in an instant, which emboldens people.

“The problem with men’s rights activists is that it’s not about defending men’s rights, it’s about hating women.

“If you’re a men’s rights activist, you won’t care that there’s an all-female Ghostbusters remake.

“It has nothing to do with men’s rights or women’s rights.

“It’s all to do with being, well, a whiny baby.”

News buyer: Ed Byrne (images - Rosyln Gaunt)Ed Byrne (pictures – Rosyln Gaunt)

Ed insists that while I’m being honest can have biting and sometimes morbid aspects, it’s also full of triumphant moments.

He added: “I thought I was pretty optimistic talking about the small wins.

“You know, finding positivity by being able to spot when a cramp was about to happen in your leg and deal with it before it happens.

“I was very pleased with myself about it.”

Ed’s tour, If I’m Honest, will be presented at the Churchill Theater in Bromley on April 2.

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Javier E. Swan