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Comedy folk duo Jonny & The Baptists bring their trademark blend of silly and joyful songs, deadpan stand-up and riotous storytelling to The Stand, Newcastle on Tuesday 3rd August as part of a nation embracing tour this Summer.

Dance Like It Never Happened is touted as a show about grief and loss and feeling utterly bereaved. But with laughs. The lads learn to accept and engage with their grief, telling the story of anger, denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance and finally finding meaning, beauty and humour in the hardest part of life.

As they say themselves: “In 2019, we lost another election, our place in Europe and, worst of all, a dearly beloved friend. We are no strangers to grief, but it hurt. Then in 2020, we all lost the world as we knew it. Our decades-long system of ‘dealing with emotions’ (ignore them, drink heavily and make jokes) finally broke. We finally broke.”

The Times, The Guardian and Metro have all lavished Jonny & The Baptists’ work with four star reviews using Scrabble staples such as “funny”, “irresistible” and “fuzzy”. The lads have a podcast and blog on their website for those hooked on the idea of unconquerable optimism and keen to find out more.

Jonny & The Baptists perform at The Stand, Newcastle on Tuesday 3rd August

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