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Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Let’s Go Backwards Together – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Ever since Al Murray created The Pub Landlord back in 1994 at the Edinburgh Festival, the fictional publican has become known for his love of all things British. The bar-based-braveheart even ran against Nigel Farage for the parliamentary constituency of South Thanet last year as leader of the Free United Kingdom Party (FUKP), gaining an impressive 318 ...

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Simon Evans: In The Money – The Lowry, Salford

Simon Evans: In The Money

Reviewer: Helen Jones Simon Evans: stand-up comedian, comedy writer, economic pundit. Evans is known for his work on Radio 4 and TV appearances on shows such as Michael Macintyre’s Comedy Roadshow and The Comedy Store. But he also writes for many shows including 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Lee Mack’s Not Going Out. The economics of the UK and ...

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GM Fringe: Fast Fringe with Justin Moorhouse – The Dancehouse, Manchester

Justin Moorhouse compares Fast Fringe at GM Fringe

Reviewer: Donna Kelly If Fast Fringe is anything to go by, the 2016 Greater Manchester Fringe Festival looks set to be a cracker!The two-hour comedy show opened the month-long festival at Manchester’s The Dancehouse last night, cramming more comedy and variety acts than into one bill than you thought possible. Hosted by GM Fringe patron Justin Moorhouse, Fast Fringe is ...

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James Veitch: Dot Con – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Email spam is still a big business. In 2013, 60% of emails sent were either spam or scam, resulting in innocent people being relieved of around $6 billion of their hard earned cash. So one bold, brave and bored comedian decided to do something about it. For the past four years, James Veitch has been responding to ...

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Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Comedian Russell Kane

Reviewer: Lauren Maughan Russell Kane’s latest stand-up show is classic Kane. It’s funny, hyperactive and jam-packed with funny stories and laugh-out-loud gags. But this time, he’s grown-up. Long gone are the Ibiza partying days with the “lads”. Kane is a mature adult. He’s married and has just entered fatherhood. Right Age, Wrong Man takes us through Kane’s early years up ...

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Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am ?– The Lowry, Salford

Comedian Mark Steel

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The comedy circuit is becoming congested with comedians using their life experiences as the raw material for their routines. There are shows about dysfunctional families and struggling with physical and mental illness. Mark Steel provides a refreshing perspective on a formula that is becoming over-familiar. Steel has always known that he was adopted and takes the viewpoint ...

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Carl Hutchinson: Learning The Ropes – The Lowry Salford

Poster art for Carl Hutchinson: Learning The Ropes

Reviewer: Iain Sykes At the grand old age of twenty eight, Geordie comedian Carl Hutchinson worries that he’s done nothing with his life. Should he depart this earth imminently, his tombstone, he surmises, will consist of merely two life achievements; doing stand up comedy and watching wrestling. After inviting the audience to share their recent proud moments, Carl’s show, Learning ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Charles Booth: VSOP – The Warren

Writer: Charles Booth Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Comedian Charles Booth’s hour-long show at The Warren presents a brisk menagerie of idiosyncratic characters, from a homosexual fisherman desperately hiding in the closet to a psychotic Scottish flatmate obsessed with soup, with enthusiasm and élan. They’re not all hits – far from it – but there is sparks of wit and imagination throughout, ...

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