Celya AB: Second Rodeo

Celya AB’s Second Rodeo is a patchwork quilt of jokes, as she moves on from the subject of hating on England - although since we’re in Scotland, such jokes are more than welcome - to reminiscing about her childhood. The sudden shift in subject matter does occasionally cause confusion as he segues aren't entirely clear, but she keeps us laughing regardless.

Sometimes it’s nice to laugh for the sake of laughing

Second Rodeo darts around subject matters from random observations to personal anecdotes, as Celya AB delivers one-liner after one-liner, in rapid succession, occasionally breaking from spoken word into mimicry and physical comedy, which puts the punch line across just as much or even more than the ones she says. This stand-up hour shows us that sometimes it’s nice to laugh for the sake of laughing without having to process anything after. We have to conclude that whenever she breaks character, it’s simply from the infectious laughter from us that she is the cause of in the first place. It’s such a relaxed and lighthearted show without any huge revelations or observations about the world, an oasis in a very large stand-up desert.

Celya AB brings and introduces us to a very unique perspective in having to learn a new language and re-telling childhood stories in a different language than the one they happened in. She underestimates how well she communicates and does a very good job of making sure that things don't become too lost in translation.

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As a child, all she wanted was to be an adult. Now she's at the table, she wants out. Following her acclaimed, sell-out debut hour, Celya returns: expect tales of romance, a hologram, and a near-death experience in Thorpe Park. 'A superb contriver of pithy, memorable lines' **** (Scotsman). 'The UK's Parisian comedy star is making waves' (Guardian). 'A comic shooting to fame' **** (List). 'One of the most striking acts around, combining magnetic stage presence with punchy material' (London Evening Standard). Chortle Best Newcomer 2022. As seen on BBC, Comedy Central and Funny Festival.

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