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Preview of Kernow Kings show at the Colston Hall on June 20th




Kernow King
 
On June 20th Cornish comedian Kernow King returns to Bristol with his latest show Minority Rapport. He’ll be playing The Lantern at the Colston Hall, his first time as a performer in the prestigious venue. I was lucky enough to catch up with the King himself earlier this week and get a sneak peek as to what’s in store when he comes to visit.

First off and most importantly we covered the fact that although he may be Cornish, Kernow King’s show is not solely geared towards his fellow county-men.

’It’s the same as going to see a Welsh, Scottish or Irish comedian’, KK assured any locals on the fence about attending the show. While much of the material may be Conrwall-based you certainly don’t need to be from Kernow to appreciate the King’s brand of humour.

As I mentioned above the Colston Hall show later this month is titled Minority Rapport and KK explained the thought process behind the name.

’It’s a play on the Tom Cruise film Minority Report, but more than that it’s related to how the Cornish are strangely seen and often view themselves as a minority. It’s split into two halves, the first being based around how fun it is to be Cornish and the second the opposite. A look at how ridiculous it is to be proud of where you’re from when it’s completely down to chance’.

Considering the date of the show, three days before the EU referendum, a topic such as being proud of where you from is going to be a pretty hot one. Kernow King assured me that it’s purely chance his show fell so close to the date. Perhaps his take on the whole issue and people taking pride in where they were born despite having no say in it will give some much needed humour to a topic that is dominating our country at the moment.

There’s a strong Cornish contingent in Bristol so you can rest assured tickets are selling fast. That being said as I’ve already mentioned this show is most certainly not reserved for those from Cornwall. Kernow King has travelled the length and breadth of the country and actually performed gigs and shows as far afield as Sydney, Australia! The two common denominators being great material and the shows always going down a storm.

New fan or old if a Cornishman’s undoubtedly witty take on how minorities are treated and national identity in 2016 sounds like your kind of thing then be sure to catch Kernow King at The Lantern on June 20th. I attended one of the last shows the King performed up this way and literally ached from laughing by the time he had finished so rest assured, he’s not to be missed. It’s a fun yet clever brand of comedy and a good night guaranteed for those in attendance.

There are still tickets available and you can find them on the Colston Hall website here http://www.colstonhall.org/shows/kernow-king/ and also be sure to check out Kernow King’s site for more information on upcoming tour dates and the man himself here http://www.kernowking.co.uk/


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