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Ed Gamble: Mammoth – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Completing his usual month-long run at The Edinburgh International Festival Ed Gamble is on a mammoth tour. Well, he is on tour and mammoth is the name of his show. A growing televisual presence may mean his face his familiar but his name not hugely known outside the stand-up comedy circuit. A comic, writer and actor his ...

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Jim Alsbalstian’s (Post) Human Zoo – 81 Renshaw, Liverpool

two men behind bars

Devisers and Writers: Sean Stokes and Liam Hale Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Is making people laugh a good enough reason to put someone on the preservation list when the world is doomed? That is the premise of this offering at the Liverpool Comedy Festival. This black-edged show moves at a frolicsome pace looking at several scenarios dealing with the subject of ...

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Andy Parsons: Peak Bullshit – The Lowry, Salford.

Reviewer: Paul Maguire Andy Parsons cut his comedy teeth in the 1990s as one of the main writers for Spitting Image. Since then the comedy merry go round has turned full circle and in the current political climate, Parson’s style of satirical comedy is now back in vogue. Parsons bounds onto the large stage with confidence big enough to fill ...

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NEWS: Comedy gets a boost at Latitude Festival

Organisers Festival Republic have today [Friday 17June 2016] announced further names for an already strong comedy line-up for the 11th Latitude Festival at Henham Park in Suffolk. Headlining the Comedy Arena at the festival will be Bill Bailey, one of the UK’s most celebrated comedians. Bailey will be taking a break from his Limboland world tour to appear at the ...

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The All-Star Stand-Up Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Peter Firman, Gary Delaney, Jarred Christmas, Sean Hughes in the All Star Stand Up Tour

Reviewer: Lauren Maughan Four times the number of comedians, should equal four times the number of laughs, right? In this case, maybe not. All the ingredients were there for the perfect show: four big comedic names that you would see on the TV, a magician, some props and even a bit of kung-fu fighting. But can all the hype and ...

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Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Following critical acclaim at 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, comedian Ed Byrne takes his new show Outside, Looking In on tour across the UK. Byrne is a regular face on the UK and Irish comedy circuit and has enjoyed huge critical and popular success as a stand-up comedian over the past 22 years. Outside, Looking In, sees the ...

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Josh Widdicombe: What Do I Do Now –The Lowry, Salford

Josh Widdicombe

Reviewer: Matt Forrest It’s been a very good year for Josh Widdicombe with appearances on Have I Got News for You, and several slots on Mock the Week. Countless more radio and TV appearances, and even his own sitcom: Josh, on BBC 3, you would think Widdicombe would have something to smile about, well think again. It seems the trappings ...

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Milton Jones and The Temple of Daft – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Lauren Maughan Milton Jones is a man famous for his one-liners. And if you like a good pun, then this show is for you. It’s jam-packed with a few classics you’ll have heard before, along with some new gags that are comedy genius. Not your average stand-up show, The Temple of Daft is Indiana Jones meets comedy. Through the ...

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