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Mark Thomas: Trespass – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Here’s something you don’t see every day: Trespass begins as a comedy gig and concludes as a political protest with polite theatre patrons turning the air blue with obscenities. Comedian, performance artist and political activist Mark Thomas loves cities. Taking the position that our place of residence shapes our sense of identity he adores the way cities ...

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Sandi Toksvig: Live! Politically Incorrect – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Sandi Toksvig has been in the business of making us laugh for 35 years. She's a comedian, writer, presenter, producer and soon to be host of QI. The purpose of this tour, however, is not simply to entertain. Last year Toksvig co-founded a new political party, The Women's Equality Party, the UK's fastest growing political organisation. Suddenly, ...

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Rob Delaney: Meat Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Rob Delaney’s humour is scatological and his range of topics limited to the more crude bodily functions. The title of the show, Meat Tour, comes from Delaney’s habit of wearing his underpants until all that is visible are shreds of clothing and, well, meat. Delaney rarely rises above the waist when looking for topics upon which to ...

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Paddy McGuinness: Daddy McGuinness – The Lowry, Salford

Promo Image for Paddy McGuinness: Daddy McGuiness

Reviewer: Donna Kelly The 42-year old comedian from Farnworth in Lancashire, first rose to fame in 2000 after appearing on Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere. He is best known as the TV host of ITV’s dating game show Take Me Out and Channel 4’s Benchmark and has numerous sell out tours and best-selling DVDs ...

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Sean McLoughlin: Whatever It Takes –The Lowry, Salford

Sean McLoughlin

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Abject misery and just plain bad luck are always a source of great comedy. Well comedian, Sean McLoughlin has had his fair share of bad luck: his house has been flooded, his parents are in the midst of an ugly divorce, and he has split up with his girlfriend, it would be fair to say life is ...

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Tony Law: Frillemorphesis – The Lowry, Salford

Tony Law hugging a tree

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The second half of the ‘stand up art show’ Frillemorphesis opens with comedian Tony Law repeating a single phrase over and over in a variety of bizarre accents before concluding: ‘Review that!’ Well, I’ll give it a go but it’s not going to be easy. Tony Law merges the improvised techniques of performance art with stand up ...

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Richard Herring: Happy Now? – The Lowry, Salford

Richard Herring - Happy Now Promo Image

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Richard Herring has had quite an eventful couple of years. He is now a 48-year-old husband and father of a small baby girl. But is he happy now? This is the topic of Herring’s 12th solo. Like all of his previous musings he delves quite deeply into his personal life only, this time, he joyously informs us, ...

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