Sandwich dilemma comedian Andy Parsons switches Pocklington gig to next February

AD-LIBBING politically savvy comedian Andy Parsons has moved his April 24 show at Pocklington Arts Centre to February 3 2022.

Still on his mind will be the supermarket meal deal the Weymouth wit found himself contemplating on June 24 2016.

“I only wanted a sandwich and I only needed a sandwich, but given that I could get a snack and a drink for only 5p more, it seemed financially irresponsible not to,” recalls 53-year-old Mock The Week contributor Parsons.

“I had spent so long pondering the EU Referendum result from the day before that I was now in a massive rush. The lad on the till scanned the first two items no problem but the third item he couldn’t get to scan at all.”

How did Parsons react? “I thought, ‘this is going to be a nightmare’.  There was a queue building up and he looked like he was going to call the supervisor,” he says, re-living the encounter.

“Then to his credit, he tried to scan it one more time. It wouldn’t scan, so he went ‘bip’ himself and chucked it through. And it was at that moment I thought, ‘oh, we’ll be all right as a country, we will’. And we will be all right. Trust me. I’m not a politician.”

Ticket holders will be contacted by PAC staff about the revised date. Tickets are on sale at