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LATITUDE 2016: Al Porter

Al Porter

Venue: Comedy Arena Reviewer: Andy Moseley Perhaps the nearby stall selling Emu's and Cuddles - two 70s TV soft toy puppets - knows something we don't. Anyone watching Al Porter's stand-up in the comedy tent will definitely feel like they have taken a step back in time. If you think of a mash-up of Alan Carr and Frank Carson with ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Mark Watson

Mark Watson

Venue: The Comedy Tent Reviewer: Andy Moseley   As a comedian Mark Watson is not really relevant anymore, and in his Sunday slot at Latitude he resorts to old-school emotional blackmail by having his six-year-old son on stage with him to get audience sympathy and support. These, however, are his words, not this reviewers! Relevant or not, Watson still proves ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Luke McQueen

Venue: The Shed of Stories Reviewer: Andy Moseley   Some comedians pretend to be completely unprepared, making a virtue of their lack of planning, before going on to deliver an effortless stream of humour that takes an audience with them and easily fills the time they have before their set ends. Some comedians appear completely unprepared because that's what they ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Young Vic – Now We Are Here

Writer: Tamara McFarlane Director: Ian Rickson Venue: Live Art House Reviewer: Andy Moseley   Part of the Young Vic's series of four new works on the pursuit of freedom, written in collaboration with refugees, Now We Are Here is a powerful monologue by Tamara McFarlane telling the story of a young girl's lesbian relationship in Jamaica. The story is McFarlane's ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Daniel Piper

Daniel Piper

Venue: Poetry Tent Reviewer: Andy Moseley   This 20-minute set starts very well but sadly goes downhill from there. Daniel Piper is billed as a comedy poet and storyteller who walks a tightrope of euphoria and embarrassment. His opening poem, telling the story of the one month he spent as a vegetarian, and how much he came to deeply dislike ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicome Latitude

Artist: Josh Widdicombe Venue: Comedy Arena Reviewer: Andy Moseley   Josh Widdicombe does not do edgy comedy. Josh Widdicombe does not do comedy your parents wouldn't approve of. Josh Widdicombe does comedy that is aimed fairly and squarely at a mainstream audience and prime time TV shows. What he does he does very well. Opening with jokes about what he ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Squeeze

Squeeze at Latitude Festival

Venue: Obelisk Arena Reviewer: Andy Moseley Squeeze are undoubtedly enjoying a renaissance thanks to the Danny Baker penned series Cradle to Grave. With their first album in seventeen years giving them their best album chart placing outside of greatest hits collections, they can feel justified in not simply playing a greatest hits set and including several new tracks in between ...

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Fury – Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Phoebe Eclair-Powell Director: Hannah Hauer-King Reviewer: Andy Moseley Sam is young. Sam is impulsive. Sam is a single mum with two children who is being blackmailed into having sex with the man in the flat above hers. Sam cleans the man’s flat for cash-in-hand undeclared income. Sam is a collection of box ticking dramatic clichés rolled into one. But ...

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