WORRIED about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War III? Worried about worrying?
Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it with comedian Andy Parsons, who is heading to the Wyvern on Wednesday.
Laughter is one of the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West. Or South. Or East.
Andy is hoping to make sense of what’s happening at home and abroad, and make us laugh about it.
And as the title of his new show - Peak Bulls**t - suggests, he’s holding nothing back.
“2016 will be remembered for the EU referendum and Donald Trump and Boris Johnson and Michael Gove,” Andy says.
“So if I have to summarise the show, it’s asking has the world gone mad, what it means to British in 2017, what it means to be a patriot - and is it true that we only like immigrants if they can win us gold medals at the Olympics?
“We’re not keen for people to sneak into a Britain on a dinghy – unless they can paddle it very quickly.”
He’ll also be musing about the role of satirists in the world.
“You could argue it’s the worst time to be a satirist because events of 2016 have proved that what satirists say has no effect whatsoever on the general public. Satirists should be arguing for World War III and an increase in bankers’ bonuses on the grounds that, then, they are much less likely to happen.”
In person, Andy is more quietly spoken and laid-back than the “Mr Angry” persona fans know and love from BBC’s Mock the Week, which he appeared on for 10 years until 2015.
Andy, who was born in Dorset, now lives in south-western London with his medical statistician wife and their young son, and admits that there is a metropolitan London bubble — but touring the country is the antidote to that.
“It doesn’t matter where you live or what your politics are, the same things – health, education, jobs, pay, crime – affect us all.
“There are many things we can all agree on. For instance, Philip Green should not have been allowed to sell BHS to a former bankrupt with no history of retail experience for a quid. I would have made a better owner of BHS. I’ve got no retail experience, I’m not a former bankrupt and I’ve got a quid.
“When emotions are heightened and you talk about the state of the world, I think – at least I hope – that maybe people are more interested in what you have to say.
“There is a lot of anger in Britain at the moment – if only we could use anger as a renewable energy source, what a place the world would be.”
As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. and more, Andy Parsons will be live on stage from 8pm on Wednesday, APril 26 at the Wyvern in Swindon.
Tickets are £18.50 from 01793 524481 or visit swindontheatres.co.uk.