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James Acaster: Reset – The Lowry, Salford

james acaster reset

Reviewer: Matt Forrest There seems to be a continuing thread linking Kettering’s favourite son’s stand-up shows: in 2014 he was an undercover cop, in 2015 he was on jury service, and this year he’s joining the witness protection scheme and looking for a fresh start in life and the chance to follow his dream of building wells in Kenya. The ...

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Lucy Porter: Consequences – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest  Lucy Porter brings her Consequences show to The Lowry and bounds on to stage armed with a bottle of port and Bon Bons: a little gift for regulars to her shows and a little something for those first timers. The show’s essence is a look at a problem we all have to face sooner or later: the ...

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The Boy With Tape On His Face Is Tape Face – The Lowry, Salford

Sam Willis as Tape Face

  Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Earlier this year Sam Wills performed on America’s Got Talent with a change to his stage name. He shortened his usual title from The Boy with Tape on his Face to simply Tape Face. One might have assumed this was purely for the benefit of Americans who struggle with long phrases but the title of his ...

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Jeremy Hardy – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Jeremy Hardy takes to the Lowry stage dressed in black shirt, black trousers and a pair of black trainers. “I’m Johnny Cash, ” he announces. Instead, he is a man in a black humour about most of modern politics and many aspects of modern society – especially anything remotely right wing. The first half of the show ...

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Nina Conti: In Your Face – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Lizz Clark It’s fair to say that ventriloquism doesn’t usually attract audiences the way that straight stand-up does. Mostly it just isn’t very cool. But Nina Conti definitely is, strutting around the stage in high-heeled boots and a stylish minidress. Her show In Your Face, which is touring following a residence at the West End’s Criterion Theatre, mixes some ...

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Henning Wehn: Westphalia is Not an Option – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest “The German Comedy Ambassador to Great Britain” returns to The Lowry to perform his new show: Westphalia is Not an Option, admitting it’s a bit daunting as he is playing “the big room.” Wehn says this may be his biggest gig to date: a clear indication that his star is on the rise. With numerous appearances on ...

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Ross Noble: Brain Dump – The Lowry, Salford

  Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Unlike most comedians Ross Noble does not take audience laughter and applause for granted. He does, however, expect that they will pay attention long enough to see if a joke is sufficiently funny to deserve their appreciation. Brain Dump opens with a filmed insert of brightly smiling tap dancers cheerfully threatening violence against anyone caught using ...

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Sam Simmons: Not A People Person – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones Sam Simmons has won awards for his stand-up comedy, including the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2015 and the Barry Award 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, he’s also appeared on TV in Room 101 and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. On the basis of his show at The Lowry, it is difficult to understand why. He is, ...

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