Rob Brydon’s back in his I Am Standing Up tour. Brydon’s career has exploded since his humble beginnings in 1992. He has since delved in everything, from comedy to radio and television. He has had major roles in Supernova, the comedy series and also had roles in Gavin & Stacey.
He attended the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and left to join Radio Wales.
He spent six years on the radio, and moved on to writing and even being a panelist. He has since been in a variety of films, from The Healer in 1994 to Cinderella and The Huntsman: Winter’s War. He is in the midst of filming Holmes and Watson where he will take on the role of Inspector Lestrade.
Brydon is back and better than ever with his I Am Standing Up tour. The tour is refined for a comedian that had his first standup tour in 2009 and 2010. The comedian goes on stage for an 80-minute set that often ends with a Q&A session.
The show works off of the audience, with many of the gags including the names and details of audience members in the front row. He often uses a guitar to improvise the names and details into a song with prepared gags that help lighten the night’s mood.
Impressions are part of the show, with Brydon known to impersonate a lot of famous actors, including Sean Connery and Michael Caine. Edgier with every show, it’s often difficult to keep up with Brydon. He isn’t afraid to push the limits with his comedic genius.
Aging plays a major role in the routine, with Brydon often referencing the “old” people in the crowd. He has two sons to look after and goes into routines where he discusses being 50. References to other parts of his career are often made, and audience members will get a glimpse into Brydon’s personal life with stories.
He recalls a time when he was invited to Mick Jagger’s house, which is a story to remember from start to finish.
Audience members of all ages can be seen lining the crowd, from 20-year-olds to great grandfathers. The show has mass appeal, and audience members are glued to their seats the entire time. It’s a warm night of laughs with one of the most beloved performers in Britain.
Bryson’s time away from comedy isn’t seen in the show, which is refined from beginning to end.