Wednesday, 18 February 2015

'I've had my eyes opened wide' - Comedian Jasper Carrott discusses tour with ELO's Bev Bevan that brings them to Bromley and Dartford

'I've had my eyes opened wide' - Comedian Jasper Carrott discusses touring with ELO's Bev BevanIt must take a lot to shock Jasper Carrott when it comes to touring, you’d think.
Having kicked off his career more than four decades ago playing rugby club crowds through to becoming the biggest TV comedian of the 1970s and 80s, he must have seen a lot.
But the brummie comedian, 69, joked that his new touring buddies have opened his eyes.
Jasper is on the road with best mate and former ELO drummer Bev Bevan’s band on the Stand Up and Rock Tour, which rolls into Dartford’s Orchard Theatre on May 21 and Bromley’s Churchill Theatre on June 7.
He told News Shopper: “It’s a bit of a shock - musos and roadies - I’ve had my eyes opened wide.
“All those stories you hear are totally true but totally under exaggerated.
“They are far worse than anyone makes them out to be.”
While it has been unusual touring with a man whose credentials also include drumming for Black Sabbath, it has been incredibly successful.
Jasper and Bev have been mates for 60-odd years but came together a couple of years ago for a few local shows in Birmingham that went so well their mix of stand-up comedy and rock music has developed into a full-blown show.
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