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Dave Spikey – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Maguire Dave Spikey performed his first stand-up show in 1987 while working as a biomedical scientist at Bolton General Hospital. He tells the three-quarter full Quay Theatre that tonight's show is the story of his career. A tale of how he got from that point 30 years ago, to where he is now via winning The Best Newcomer ...

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Katy Brand: I Was A Teenage Christian – The Lowry, Salford

Portrait of Comedian Katy Brand in front of a vibrant yellow backdrop

Writer: Katy Brand Reviewer: Dave Cunningham According to Karl Marx religion is the opium of the people – keeping them sedate and compliant. For Katy Brand, however, the reverse is true; when she became a Fundamentalist Christian in her early teens her confidence increased and she was transformed into a fiery preacher, prone to lecturing her schoolmates and declaring that ...

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Richard Herring: The Best– The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest We’ve all done it: knocking up a compilation tape or CD for that special someone in our life (I know I’m showing my age).Putting our favourite tunes all in one place can be an arduous task and one that requires a great deal of time and patience, but thoroughly enjoyable in the end. For his latest tour, ...

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This is … Chris Ramsay – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Whether a BBC or ITV viewer, Chris Ramsay has taken over the TV remote control in the last couple of years. You may be familiar with him as the star of BBC 2's Hebburn, one of the co-presenters from ITV2's I'm A Celebrity Extra or, panel shows aplenty or, new for 2017, Comedy Central's The Chris Ramsay ...

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Jamie MacDonald: Hi-Vis – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Andrea Allen Whether regaling you with tales of bigoted taxi drivers, recalling far too sordid details of a lads’ holiday to Magaluf or enlightening you with the knowledge that Game of Thrones’ audio description exists, Jamie Macdonald’s Hi-Vis precariously toes the fine line between appropriate and inappropriate, largely veering hilariously and entirely consciously towards the latter. MacDonald is a ...

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Susan Calman: The Calman Before The Storm – The Lowry, Salford

Comedian Susan Calman

  Reviewer: Dave Cunningham In the second half of The Calman Before The Storm  Susan Calman reads out tweets submitted by audience members during the interval detailing acts of kindness they have either administered or received. It is a charming sequence and some of the submissions leave Calman visibly moved.  It is, however, a bit out of place in a ...

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Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Steve Delaney Director: Graham Duff Reviewer: Jim Gillespie   Steve Delaney matures with age. Like fine wine or the “Scottish Lucozade” with which Count Arthur Strong lubricates his evening at Salford’s Lyric Theatre. After two decades bringing the Count to life, the two grow closer in age, and Delaney becomes more totally believable as the unnatural offspring of Harry ...

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Ashley Blaker: Meshuga Frum – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Andrea Allen Billed as ‘the UK’s only Orthodox Jewish Comedian’, whatever you think of Ashley Blaker, you’re going to be getting something different to the norm. Following on from Blaker’s previous sell-out show Ungefiltered, comes Meshuga Frum. For the gentiles in the audience, ‘Meshuga Frum’ translates to ‘crazy religious’, and as we’re told, for a Jew, this means anyone ...

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