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Stand-up Sarah Keyworth will bring brand new tour show to north-east

By Kyle Ritchie

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Aberdeen comedy fans are in for another joyous evening as award-winning stand-up comedian Sarah Keyworth announces a city visit as part of a world tour of their brand new show My Eyes Are Up Here.

It focuses on family, acceptance and a pair of big (well, not super big) losses.

They will perform at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen on Thursday, October 24 with tickets on sale from Monday, February 26 at 12pm via www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or call 01224 641122.

Sarah Keyworth will bring her new tour to Aberdeen.
Sarah Keyworth will bring her new tour to Aberdeen.

It’s been a big year for Keys (aka Sarah Keyworth). Sure, they turned 30, got diagnosed with ADHD and had top surgery, but perhaps the biggest adjustment is to the revelation that maybe their mum was right all along?

Not about everything obviously, but they must concede that on teen drinking and being “forced” to go on holiday, Keyworth Sr probably had some solid points.

On their choice to have surgery, Keys feels lucky in a lot of ways, especially when it comes to the people they have around them.

That said, it was a long road and there is still conversations to be had about their gender identity and what this means in a world that seems increasingly hard on gender non-conforming people.

But as Sarah goes home for the first time post-surgery, to celebrate their mum’s own milestone birthday, it is the conversations with their nearest and dearest that have them reflecting on their year and asking some big questions.

What does acceptance look like? From whom does it matter?

Keyworth’s TV credits include: Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBC Two), House of Games (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4) and The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2).

They wrote and performed two series of their own show for Radio 4, entitled Are You A Boy Or A Girl?, a timely, hilarious and insightful exploration of gender.

Keyworth has performed multiple critically acclaimed stand up shows. Their debut hour Dark Horse received a Herald Angel Award, a Pleasance Theatre Award and a nomination for Best Newcomer in the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

The show was filmed as a stand up special for Amazon Prime. Their subsequent stand up shows Pacific and Lost Boy received widespread acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

Keyworth is an experienced podcast host. They created and co-host the hugely popular podcast Thank F**k For That. They also co-created and co-hosted the hit relationship podcast You’ll Do for BBC Sounds.

Promoter Doug Taylor said: “We are especially excited to be bringing Sarah Keyworth’s brand new tour to Aberdeen.

"Keys’ previous shows have been widely lauded by audiences and critics alike.

"The chance to see such a huge comic talent live on stage in Aberdeen is one not to be missed.”

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