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Bridget Christie – Housewife Surrealist (Bridget Christie / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Having doused her audience with holy water and hurled communion wafers into the crowd like transubstantiated Frisbees, she removed her bishop’s hat and finally began her set. But it’s not quite as easy to remove Christie’s comedy from her Catholic faith – this is though, I believe, a good thing and definitely to her credit. Few comics approach the well-trodden ground of religion from quite her angle, and she’s very comfortable in simultaneously pointing out the nonsensical foibles of her faith whilst presenting a wonderfully measured attitude to her Catholic upbringing. She explored the similarities between comedians and priests, the theological dichotomies which arise when your husband’s a “depressing” atheist, plus, the miniature re-enactment of The Ascension alone was certainly worth a watch.

The Stand Comedy Club II, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15), 4.40pm (5.40pm), £7.00 – £8.00, fpp52.
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