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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE: Breda’s Way – The New Theatre, Dublin

Writer: Breda Larkin Director: Breda Larkin Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne Breda escorts us on a whimsical eclectic tour of Ireland, in the company of a number of strong Irish females…and Mary (of biblical renown). In a low key, slightly halting delivery, with the exception being when she takes up her guitar, Breda tells stories of exceptional women from some heretofore unexceptional ...

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Adam Hills: Clown Heart – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Cancer is a dick… It affects far too many people, and will at least once in our own life affect someone we know and love, it is also the driving force behind Adam Hills’ latest show. Hills always manages to find a message of hope and of passion to underline his sets, it brings a more humanitarian ...

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Ed Byrne – Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts I’ve never seen a stand-up start their first ten minutes of their act talking about the times they have died on stage, so tonight was a comedy first… It also proves to be a glorious ice breaker and perfect way to start the laughter and get the sold out audience on side. And Byrne certainly needed the ...

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Justin Moorhouse – Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Justin Moorhouse has faced many challenges in his varied career and at this Sunday evening performance he encountered a group of disruptive fucktards who wanted to spoil the show for everyone and it was a real shame that several times throughout his set Moorhouse had to stop the show because of this group… The question here lies ...

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Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts The one liner comic sensation Milton Jones returns to the Fringe with an epic adventure, one that sees him try to become the archeologist he has always wanted to be. It may not be your usual premise for a stand-up show but Jones finds a way through storytelling and light audience participation to tie his word play ...

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Matt Forde: 24 Hour Political Party People – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The Lowry hosts the final night of Matt Forde’s first tour: 24 Hour Political Party People. Since the tour began there has been a general election that produced a surprise result but this does not seem to have necessitated any substantial revision to the material. This is because, although clearly politically astute, Forde is more concerned about ...

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Rob Delaney: Meat – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Laura Maley Well known in the UK for a) being award-winningly funny on Twitter and b) the sitcom Catastrophe which is written with and co-stars Sharon Horgan, American stand-up Rob Delaney chooses The Lowry from which to embark on a short UK tour. You may surmise that if you a) don’t follow him on Twitter or b) haven’t seen ...

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Paul Merton and his Improv Chums – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Yeoman Paul Merton is an absolute stalwart of improvisation comedy and truly deserves to be surrounded by some of the best improvisation artists and comedians in the business. His two hour long show is more of a masterclass in how to work a stage and generate comedy off of the back of the audience and although the suggestions ...

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