There’s something about comedian Chris Ramsey. Your Mother – sorry, your Mam likes him (he’s a Geordie Boy you see). Your Dad likes him, in fact, we all like him. To top it all, he’s now my Nan’s favourite after his appearance in the 2019 series of STRICTLY.
It seems the critics love Chris too, and now he’s hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour which is rescheduled to next year, so we can all see what they’re raving about.
The Sunday Times Said………
“Ramsey has the potential to be a mainstream hit, a cult favourite or almost anything in between”
Chris recently announced his own live stand-up special which is available to stream on Amazon Prime. This makes him the first British comic to land an Amazon Prime special.
His hour long, APPROVAL NEEDED, was recorded over two shows at the Newcastle Tyne Theatre. It’s a magnificent venue, and areal gem in the city, and one we have frequented many times.
‘I’m thrilled to be recording in front of my hometown crowd, and very much look forward to seeing the smattering of angry faces that always appear in the audience when I slightly tweak my accent so that the rest of the world can understand me.’
You’ve seen the trailer, and if you’re like us, you want more. If that’s the case, you can watch it by clicking on the picture below……
He’s on the box a lot, so you’re bound to have seen him somewhere. There’s been a couple of series of his very own TV show The Chris Ramsey Show (fortunate he’s called Chris Ramsey with a title like that) and Chris Ramsey’s Stand up Central (both on Comedy Central).
He’s also been torn apart by Keith Lemon on Celebrity Juice (ITV2), 8 out of 10 Cats (C4), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and Virtually Famous (E4) to name a few. For us though, our favourite show of his, has to be HEBBURN.
Hebburn is a real place and what you see on screen is pretty much what the area and people are like (I know, I lived near it). Enjoy the clip below and check out the whole series if you can.
Alongside his wife Rosie (the real one) he is also the co-host of the No.1 podcast Sh***ed. Married. Annoyed. which has been downloaded a phenomenal 4.5 million times.
It appears the only way Rosie and Chris can have a conversation without being interrupted by a toddler or ending up staring at their phones is by doing the podcast. They chat all about life, relationships, arguments, annoyances, parenting, growing up and everything in between. Each week they answer questions from the public and a secret celebrity.
It’s been an incredible success, and of course is hilarious – and oh so real too.
There is a now a book, hardback and audio and if you’d like to get a copy, just click on the picture below. It’s a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and is an exploration of the ups and downs and ins and outs of love, sex and relationships.
The book and podcast follows three simple principles……..
Saturday nights out on the tiles, undying crushes, dating like it’s a competitive sport, awkward tales of dating woes, one-night stands, the walk of shame, ghosting, tears and break-ups.
Finding ‘the one’, meeting their parents, first holidays and romantic weekends away, engagement rings, big moment proposals, wedding bells, the hen do, the stag, the much anticipated – and feared – best man speech, the honeymoon of a lifetime.
Who stacks a dishwasher like this? Empty milk cartons placed back into the fridge, pregnancy, sleepless nights, toilet seats up, toothpaste everywhere, less and less frequent date nights, DIY weekends, divorce.
Of course we couldn’t let this moment pass without a mention of Strictly, and judging by his performance on the show, we reckon Chris has an army of new fans coming to see him in Cardiff. He made it to the Semi Final in Blackpool and beyond, so he must have done something right.
Although, if you watched his performance Chris did cause a bit of a stir thanks to the outfit he was wearing.
The routine began in a rollercoaster cart, but once Chris jumped out, it seemed his crotch became a bit of a distraction for some viewers. One viewer posted on his Twitter account……
“Rosie is a lucky woman”.
We know he was in Blackpool but he could have left the stick of rock in his hotel room. Another viewer tweeted……
“Completely distracted by Chris’s crotch”
Maybe you should check it out – sorry, him out, for yourself…….
He did though score a pretty good 33 from the judges and a massive ten from my Nan. She’s a Geordie lass as well you see and I just know she’s fallen in love with Chris thanks to STRICTLY. So you’d best grab your tour tickets before my Nan does. He’s at St David’s Hall Cardiff on the rescheduled date of Sunday 8th May 2022. For more details KEEP CLICKING.