Equaliser

An hour of stand up about growing up as a gay sports fan and LGBTQ+ issues in sport.
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07.08

Equaliser: Live at the Electric Arcade

Performing a work in progress hour of material about LGBTQ+ equality in sport and body image.

Electric Arcade, Brighton

Performing a work in progress hour of material about LGBTQ+ equality in sport and body image.

Electric Arcade, Brighton

13.08

Equaliser: Live at the Electric Arcade

Performing a work in progress hour of material about LGBTQ+ equality in sport and body image.

Electric Arcade, Brighton

Performing a work in progress hour of material about LGBTQ+ equality in sport and body image.

Electric Arcade, Brighton

17.08

Joseph Parsons: Equaliser

A work in progress hour of stand up about LGBTQ+ equality in sport.

Water Rats, London

328 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8BZ

A work in progress hour of stand up about LGBTQ+ equality in sport.

Water Rats, London

328 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8BZ

Equaliser Taster

A taster clip of Joseph Parsons' stand up show about LGBTQ+ equality in sport.

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Equaliser Taster

A taster clip of Joseph Parsons' stand up show about LGBTQ+ equality in sport.

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About the show

Joseph Parsons (As seen on Channel 4) presents his debut stand up hour: ‘Equaliser’. In this fun-filled show, Parsons will talk about the joys of sport and the joys of homosexuality.

As a young, chubby, gay sports fan in the 90’s and 00’s, Parsons always wanted to be an elite athlete, but instead joined a choir because it required less movement and there was a school trip to Venice. However his attachment to sport has always remained. So what’s sport’s relationship with him?

In the wake of recent events, where UEFA banned the illumination of the rainbow flag on a German stadium and Hungary’s recent law changes stop LGBTQ visibility in schools and on TV, where do the values of big sporting bodies and brands really lie?

As a natural story teller, Parsons promises a passionate hour of comedy that tackles subjects about body image, being gay, loving sport and hope for a brighter future.

Featured as one of the Top 10 LGBTQ+ acts of the Edinburgh Fringe – The EFC.

“Extremely likeable” – The Stand Newcastle

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“Very high energy, well-written material"

The Stand

Glasgow