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Brennan Reece: Everlong – The Stand, Glasgow

Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Brennan Reece’s Everlong tour hit Glasgow The Stand Comedy Club this week, bringing with it a cheeky, heartfelt hour of hilarious comedy and touching anecdotes that set him apart from so many on the scene today. Reece jumps onto the stage at the intimate Glasgow venue and is instantly funny. Self-depreciating humour can be overdone, but Reece ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with comedian Brennan Reece

Brennan Reece was voted English Comedian of the Year 2015 and has been touring extensively since. He sat down with The Reviews Hub’s Fraser MacDonald to talk about his first gig, Glasgow audiences and being a straight, white man. Brennan’s comedy journey began six years ago, when he fancied giving stand-up comedy a go. He jokes that things got drastically ...

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INTERVIEW: No Slowing Down for Craig Hill Ahead of Worldwide Tour Dates

Glaswegian comedy legend Craig Hill has spent nearly 20 years on the road. A constant schedule of comedy clubs, theatre engagements and corporate gigs have left little time for anything else, but the quirky comic takes every step in his stride. Hill opens our interview by commending himself on starting bang on the agreed time, a welcome change to many ...

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Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest It’s rather fortunate that we have Canadian comic Craig Campbell on hand this evening: he adds a spot of perspective on the supposed second coming of ‘the beast from the east’, and that the inclement weather we’re experiencing is nothing compared to the weather they get in over in his native land. This provides Campbell with the ...

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Simon Evans: Genius – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jay Nutall It’s a tough ask to announce yourself as the “Genius Simon Evans” prior to walking onstage. Immediately acknowledging this dilemma it feels like we will be in the safe hands of a comedian wishing to deconstruct intelligence and aptitude - nothing particularly original as David Gorman currently has a television series of the same name but one ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest- The Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Alastair Whatley Designer: Gabriella Slade Reviewer: Dave Cunningham It has been a long, brutal winter and we are all desperate for something cheerful and bright. Recognising a cue The Original Theatre Company offers Oscar Wilde’s evergreen classic The Importance of Being Earnest. The works of Oscar Wilde defy innovations; updating the setting to the present day simply ...

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Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline – Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

Director: Joe Douglas Writer: Mark Thomas Reviewer: Matt Forrest Mark Thomas has been performing stand-up comedy for 33 years. His shows have seldom deviated from a format whereby Thomas will take a story and recount it with him playing all the various characters - from activist to authority figure, freedom-fighter to slimy arms-dealer, Thomas would play them all. However, for ...

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Sleeping Trees at the Movies Trilogy: Sci-fi – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Tom Parry Writers/Directors: James Dunnell-Smith, John Woodburn, and Joshua George Smith Reviewer: Sam Lowe Sci-fi splendidly sucks the audience into a theatrical black hole, "spaghettifies" them, and leaves them in a tangled state of consciousness. Forcing them to ask the question, "What in the world did I just watch?" The audience are rocketed to the planet Plutopia, which rules ...

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