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Paul Foot: Image Conscious – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Paul Foot is an odd-looking man with perhaps an even odder brain. This may fit the description of the vast majority of male stand-up comedians but Foot seems to take the crown of being the eccentric’s eccentric. With only rare television or radio appearances, mainly on Channel Four panel shows, Foot has been on the circuit for ...

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600 People – Live Art Bistro, Leeds

Music includes: Blind Willie Johnson, Human Don't Be Angry Director: Rachael Walton Writer: Alexander Kelly Design: Daniel Fletcher (print and visuals), Nathaniel Warnes (animation) Reviewer: Rich Jevons Third Angel's 600 People is somewhere between stand-up comedy and an astrophysics lecture. The piece was sparked off by a conversation with Dr Simon Goodwin from the University of Sheffield and his work ...

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Tom Allen: Absolutely –  The Lowry , Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon With tales from his life told in comic high definition, Tom Allen’s current tour, Absolutely, is a nonstop laugh! Two hours of hilarious life stories mingled in with a few well aimed jibes at a handful of audience members, Allen’s high energy and high paced performance has the audience gasping for breath from start to finish Dressed ...

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Elis James & John Robins: The Holy Vible Book – The Lowry,Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Elis James and John Robins have had great success individually. James is a musician, TV/radio presenter, actor and stand-up comic, whilst Robins is also an award-winning stand-up and presenter in his own right. The pair joined forces in 2014 to present an afternoon radio programme for XFM (now Radio X). The show was both a critical and ...

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Henning When: Get On With It! – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Taking the mic out of both German and English stereotypes and complaining about Britain’s constant need to refer to the war, Henning Wehn is back touring with a show that takes an ‘unbiased view on Brexit’. After a short warm-up where Henning tells a few war anecdotes, takes the mic out of Londoners with their bad grammar ...

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Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rob Kemp Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Bruce Campbell, who starred in the Evil Dead movie franchise, also played Elvis Presley in a film where The King faked his own death and lived in a retirement home fighting the undead. Now, in The Elvis Dead,  Rob Kemp re-tells the second instalment of the movie franchise using songs made famous by Elvis Presley; ...

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Andy Zaltzman: The Bugle Live –The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest “A week is a long time in politics”, or so the saying goes: certainly on both sides of the Atlantic this week seems longer than usual, we’ve had the fallout from the Tory Party Conference ( surely we’ve all seen that dance by now!), the never-ending saga that is ‘Brexit’, and Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing at the Supreme ...

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Hal Cruttenden: Chubster – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Well, that’s different. The stage lights rise forChubster on the unexpected sight of Hal Cruttenden not so much dad-dancing as dad-miming to the theme song from Disney’s Frozen. All of the over-emotive gestures are captured in a perfect straight-faced routine as if Cruttenden was auditioning for Strictly Come Dancing.  The idea for the opening, like the title ...

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