The first of a series of shows to be announced is on 21 December at Birmingham’s Town Hall after sell-outs prior to lockdown across the Midlands and garnering over 10 million views of his videos online!
Gary Powndland is a hysterical, sharply written character and he made me snort laughing.
I’ve been waiting ages to do some shows so I can meet all my new friends and fans that I’ve met online during lockdown. It is an honour to play Birmingham Town Hall, and we will hopefully be able to pay as little tax as possible if you know what I mean mudge mudge wimp wimp
Gary lives in his dead Nan’s house with his sister Tash, her son Kaylied and a family of ten foxes he’s befriended. In this new show Gary’s inviting you round to his place, where he’ll be joined by his sister, Jimmy, and best mate Barry Mullet. “It’ll be a right proper wot a joke!”
Tash Powndland - Gary’s younger sister but as he says “She’s like a big brother to him”. She struggled in school and was kicked out aged 13 for head butting a PE Teacher, who’d taken the micky out of Gary’s weight. She’s doesn’t take any rubbish from anyone and is often feuding on social media with her arch enemy Shanice.
Gary never lets me put many videos on his Facebook page so I’m looking forward to getting on stage and telling people exactly how it is. And if you owe me any money from the Avon don’t turn up because I’ll see you outside in the car park afterwards! And you know I will!
Barry Mullet - Gary’s best pal and neighbour who relocated from Scotland 3 years ago “because we all make mistakes”. They feel strongly that confidence is much more important than knowledge and common sense They keep each other informed on modern life when gets confused, which is not uncommon. Like Gary, Barry is single and childless which is clearly for the best and he also insists that he’s not gay without being asked. Barry is very protective of Gary since he went viral and often threatens violence on haters and well-wishers too as he constantly explains “I’m not stupid” whilst tapping his head. Barry doesn’t get most things.
Jimmy Boones - is the 79-year-old father of Tash’s deceased boyfriend Mo, who now runs his business selling vapes, fruit and veg, curry runs, airport runs, jeans and anything else that’s in the van. Jimmy still cares very dearly for Tash, and remains close to the Powndland family, although he will fuck everyone right off if there’s a few quid involved. Wolverhampton born and bred, Jimmy's father Eddie, was his hero and taught him the swizzin way of life. From an early age he knew if “it ay nail down then yowm havin it”