Shagged. Married. Irritated overview: Crowdpleasing, undemanding laughs


he podcast Shagged. Married. Annoyed. is a phenomenon. It has notched up around 80 million downloads, a hit e-book, an impending Television tie-in and now this tour, which includes a significant 02 Arena gig. The domestic tales of Chris and Rosie Ramsey plainly contact a nerve, confirmed by the roars of the mostly woman audience that built me wonder if I’d wandered into a pop live performance.

Onstage the relentless humour of recognition does don skinny at situations. Chris Ramsey is a incredibly personable stand-up, very best known for his supporter-satisfying switch on Strictly Appear Dancing in 2019. Here, even so, he tends to engage in hypeman to his spouse Rosie. She dominates proceedings, which is honest plenty of. Chris is also at the moment also performing rescheduled solo dates, he can do his demonstrating off there.

Their podcast, with its infectious chatter about the trivialities of wedded everyday living, has clearly aided lots of men and women by way of the pandemic, but turning it into a phase spectacle feels as if some of the personal charm of eavesdropping on them has been misplaced. The frontloaded anecdotes listed here frequently lean additional towards the hen celebration crude.

The first half is largely the podcast segment What is Your Beef? in which the duo list matters about their spouse that grinds their gears. The solutions are rather obvious, ranging from his loud night breathing to her lack of ability to grasp song lyrics. Their exchanges feel nearer to a 1970s sitcom, full with mock bickering, somewhat than cutting edge humour.

This is far more than just parachuting the stars in to replicated their recorded banter while. It also provides to existence two supporting podcast people Barry and Belinda Beef, who show up onscreen played by Rosie with the assist of wigs and scribbled-on facial hair. It is silly and humorous and Rosie does show a talent for capturing cartoonish caricatures.

Soon after the interval the couple settle onto their couch and right before their major finish spin a wheel with topics on it that prompts the looking through out of admirer e-mails about objects caught in orifices and kitchen area utensils utilised to unblock bogs. The stories may well be unique on other evenings, or possibly not.

A single noteworthy apart. The gig involves an intrusive “term from our sponsors” plan mid-established. I know the podcasts are absolutely free to listeners but lovers had acquired tickets for the present, they do not especially need an ad from the headliners throughout it.

Shagged. Married. Irritated. is in essence an evening of crowdpleasing, undemanding, relatable laughs. Get a white wine on the way in and it goes down as effortlessly as a chilled Pinot Grigio. Unashamed, unsophisticated pleasurable. Connoisseurs of the noble artwork of stand-up might be superior off catching Chris Ramsey on his solo tour.