Odd couple Angelos and Barry bring their New Power Generation tour to Hertfordshire
PUBLISHED: 14:33 31 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:33 31 October 2016
It is two stand-up comedians for the price of one when the Angelos & Barry: The New Power Generation tour reaches Hertfordshire this week.
Angelos Epithemiou, from BBC Two’s Shooting Stars, and Barry From Watford, who regularly appears on Steve Wright’s BBC Radio 2 show, can be seen together at Hertford Theatre on Friday, November 8.
The comedy match made in heaven – or a touring version of the odd couple – sees 82-year-old Barry From Watford and much younger friend Angelos Epithemiou take to the road for their first ever New Power Generation tour.
They will be discussing how to succeed in business, where they think corporations have got it right and wrong and the direction in which the financial sector is headed in their debut tour.
But mostly they will be discussing the bookies, Londis, Crimewatch, if you can claim benefits in space, whether or not Kim Jong Un cuts his own hair and how Ban Ki Moon once nearly lost the UN in a poker game.
Angelos said: “It’s actually going to be a very serious debate like Question Time.
“I’ll be Dimbleby and Barry will be everyone else like Russell Brand, Farage and all that lot.
“And we’ll discuss all the big stuff like the economy, ecology, Europe, super yachts.
“I don’t have a super yacht because it’s a waste of money.
“If I had all that cash, I’d spend it on something much more worthwhile, like an elephant or something that could fit in the garden. At the very least it could wash your car.”
Barry’s extensive media experience from being a regular on Steve Wright’s Radio 2 show as well as performing ventriloquism at his local club allied to Angelos’ days as a burger van impresario and sidekick to Vic and Bob on Shooting Stars will see the crowds rolling in.
Although this is their first tour together, they already work together on their popular, critically acclaimed podcast and therefore have a handle on each other’s strengths and many weaknesses, which we’re sure to learn a lot about.
Barry added: “When we first wrote the show, it had a TED Talk-style title but the honest truth is we’re going to be trotting out the usual rubbish and we’re now stuck with that title.
“There will, of course, be a number of important themes but if anyone can actually uncover them, that’s another matter.”
The show starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £15.
• Book online at www.hertfordtheatre.com or call the box office on 01992 531500.