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Lucy Beaumont: We Can Twerk it Out – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Downham Hull born Lucy Beaumont has been described by Johnny Vegas as having the comic timing of Les Dawson....an absolute natural. She returns to The Lowry with her 2014 Edinburgh Fringe comedy show, We Can Twerk it Out for which she was nominated for the Foster’s Newcomer Award. Sadly it does not appear the show has travelled all ...

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LLoyd Langford: Old Fashioned – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham It is not unusual for observational comedy to be directed along generational lines. Older audiences are encouraged to bemoan changes in musical trends and phrases like ‘unexpected item in bagging area’ are used to provoke an enraged response. The title, Old Fashioned, and advance publicity suggests that Lloyd Langford’s new show examines how the pace of change ...

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John Shuttleworth: A Wee Ken To Remember – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Luke Walker John Shuttleworth needs a better agent - or one, at least, who proof reads his posters before embarking on a tour. Five years ago his A Man With No Morals show had to be slightly rejigged as his promotional material read A Man With No More Rolls. And it seems to have happened again! Due to similar ...

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Carl Hutchinson: Here’s Me Show – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Reviewer: Iain Sykes Some young comedians are angry. Some young comedians like to shock. Carl Hutchinson is neither of these. Carl Hutchinson doesn’t go for these gimmicks to sell his comedy. With his self-effacing north eastern manner, he invites the audience into his life and thoughts in a show that sometimes appears more cobbled together than scripted. Even the title ...

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Robin Ince – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Downham If you like your comedy delivered at hypersonic speed then you will love a Robin Ince gig. Ince's comedy style is non-stop from start to finish, at times he even seems to be too quick for himself... Best known for his Radio 4 programme The Infinite Monkey Cage with Brian Cox, Ince delivers more of a science ...

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Joke Thieves – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Reviewer: Iain Sykes Life as a stand up comedian can’t be easy. You work for years, honing your craft, getting your act to the perfect point to squeeze every single last laugh out of an audience, only to have to face the wrath of drunks, hecklers and indeed, internet reviewers only too willing to seize on your every perceived weakness. ...

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Alun Cochrane: (Me Neither) – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Laura Maley For a comedian so strongly marketed and reported as a miserabilist, Alun Cochrane is much more jovial than his reputation would lead one to expect. His deadpan delivery is betrayed by the obvious delight he takes in shocking the audience with a well-crafted punchline or near-the-knuckle satire. More often heard on radio than seen on TV in ...

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Tommy Tiernan Live – The Lowry, Salford

Writer and performer: Tommy Tiernan Reviewer: Dave Cunningham   Onstage Tommy Tiernan adopts the self-described persona of the bloke wearing 14 coats and pants made from his own beard who stands outside Boots shouting at shoppers. He claims the only difference between his ranting personality offstage is the absence of a microphone and audience. Yet there is such an obvious ...

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