Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour

Comedy (stand-up, political)

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  • The Stand Comedy Club - Stand 1
  • 15:20
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Show And Tell / Simon Munnery / The Stand Comedy
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing, OtherAll seating/standing rooms are unreserved and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Once the most radical, now the only radical. The bedsit anarchist returns with the old gold, the old truths and some new truths (based on the old truths). 'Gloriously inept radical anorak' (Times). ‘Marx, Engels and Sid Vicious would all have died laughing!’ (Guardian). ‘A stand-up comedian of brilliance’ (Scotsman).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Stand 1 is in a basement and access is by stairs at the front of the building from the pavement. Stairs are well lit and in good condition. Seven steps down, turn 90 degrees, then two more to gain access. Staff always available to assist.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Liam Ellison 108 days ago

I've only seen Simon once before(as himself), so this was entirely new to me. Very much enjoyed it, cool merch and great staff at the stand, 4stars from me.

Michelle Dwyer 112 days ago

I saw there was only one review so I posted one. Radical problem-radical solution. Brilliant show. Great laugh. See it.

Claire Tochel 122 days ago

Excellent show, non-stop laughs. Highly recommend.

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 105 days ago

The Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour promises to be a loving tribute to the 90's character; an amalgamation of both new and old material. Moments after stepping on stage, Munnery has already formed a band with the front row. With songs, slogans and poetry, Munnery reminds us why Alan Parker is...

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The Guardian (3/5 stars) 105 days ago

The last time Simon Munnery was doing his Alan Parker character, the issues of the day were the poll tax, the rainforests and Margaret Thatcher. Now the “bedsit anarchist” is back. The world has changed, but has he? His old jokes about the Birmingham Six, the DHSS and the Thatcher...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 110 days ago

Dusting off his leather jacket, Simon Munnery has picked an intriguing time to temporarily revive his right-on and long-mothballed protest character Alan Parker. ...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

Extinction Rebellion and the climate crisis have given Alan Parker, the bedsit anarchist a new lease of life. His signature sheepskin jacket now sports a graph of carbon emissions levels and is twinned with a gillet jaune underneath. Lefty … Read More ...

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ScotsGay (4/5 stars) 113 days ago

Simon Munnery has been a comedian of great skill for many years, able to dissect society’s ills in punchy epithets and provide a cascade of fresh impressions. Here he becomes again Alan Parker, the voice of the uncounted, the bedsit anarchist who snarls his way through a demolition of society’s...

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Chortle (4/5 stars) 114 days ago

Long before Twitter’s wokest campaigner Titania McGrath was a twinkle in her gender-neutral parent’s eye, Simon Munnery was mocking the certain but ineffective slogans of the politically correct, but in a more sympathetic way.  ...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 119 days ago

Young people of Britain, this review is an appeal to all of you. Go and see Alan Parker Urban Warrior. Go and learn from the man who pretty much invented being against stuff. You might think that ruining a cap...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 121 days ago

Given all the social media debates about wokeness and what is/isn’t fascist nowadays. What better time than now for Fringe regular Simon Munnery to bring back his character Alan Parker Urban Warrior for one last hurrah. Parker, for those unfamiliar, is a radical performance poet/activist/pub—philosopher who believes everyone who disagrees...

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The List (3/5 stars) 121 days ago

Protests, poems and placards from the retiring anarchist...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 121 days ago

Simon Munnery has been playing his radical, anarchic persona Alan Parker for decades now. Constantly rebelling against rules he sees as fascist, and decrying the pervasiveness of technology (including his own microphone), his mockery of unfocussed but impassioned politics is well honed. There’s little new done with the character in...

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