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Sean Walsh: Seann 28 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Support act Mark Simmons feels out of place in a genre dominated by observational comedians or those who perform in character. Simmons simply delivers a stream of hilarious one-liners and superb wordplay. He has a dry, laid-back almost monotonous style that results in some of the material getting a puzzled reaction. But that isn’t really a problem ...

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Patrick Monahan – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Downham Iranian born Monahan handled a small audience very well in The Studio at The Lowry. With numbers totalling no more than 40 this was always going to be one of his tougher gigs. But Monahan is well known on the circuit for breaking the fourth wall in his comedy gigs and tonight proved no exception. Beginning the ...

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Dylan Moran Live: Off the Hook – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Classifying Dylan Moran’s style of humour is not easy. His routines contain elements of observational and autobiographical humour but the most distinct feature is his absurd style of delivery. Moran advises that he treats sentences as if they are cars and is prone to jump out of them on whim. If there is such a thing as ...

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Dave Spikey: Punchlines – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Luke Walker   "They're old jokes - I'll take no credit", Dave Spikey confesses midway through his show. They may be old jokes, but Dave Spikey is attempting something of an experiment with his new stand-up tourPunchlines. Fresh from his recent arena Phoenix Nights appearances, Spikey has a theory he wants to explore - that the punchline can still ...

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Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Downham Al Murray is one of the most popular names on the comedy circuit after 20 years on the road presenting his alter ego - The Pub Landlord. Once again tonight at The Lowry there wasn’t a spare seat in the house as a two hour party political broadcast is unleashed. Murray is standing in the upcoming General ...

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Romesh Ranganathan and Suzi Ruffell – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon The touring duo of Suzi Ruffell and Romesh Ranganathan have come to Salford performing two shows in one day to sell out audiences. The show is sold out for good reason, its very, very funny. Many of you will be familiar with Ranganathan having seen him on various panel shows after he received the Best Newcomer Award ...

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Gina Yashere: Laugh Riot – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Gina Yashere Reviewer: Fergus Morgan East London-born comedian Gina Yashere undoubtedly has a talent for making people laugh. Recognisable from her appearances on those staples of British TV comedy, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, her comedic style is as far from the politically-motivated vituperations of a Stewart Lee as it is from the seemingly off-the-cuff ramblings ...

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