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Simon Amstell:  What is this? – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul McGuire Simon Amstell is a creative polymath, perhaps best known as a presenter of Popworld and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He is also a prolific writer, actor, author, director, producer and as is seen in tonight’s incarnation, a stand-up comedian In the past, his comedy has successfully drawn parallels with Woody Allen, angst-ridden and therapy obsessed and also ...

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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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You’re Probably Wondering Why I Asked You Here – Harrogate Theatre

Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 2] A lively and excited mainly young audience enter the theatre to the sound of lively music. In the dark the voice of Phill Jupitus the concept of the show is explained to the audience. Over three acts Jupitus plays three different deceased characters who invite questions from the audience. The stage is set with a ...

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Bill Bailey : Qualmpeddler – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Yeoman [Rating:4] Bill Bailey fans across the country will not be disappointed with his latest instalment. He is quick (and the first to acknowledge) that he is the man from QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and other panel shows, but soon distances himself from these and establishes himself, once again, as a comedian in his own right. He ...

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Paul Foot: Kenny Larch is Dead – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4.5] Paul Foot has gained popularity through his appearances on panel show ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’, where his unique hairstyle and zany antics with Noel Fielding made people sit up and pay attention. Paul Foot’s stand-up however, is a completely different beast. His 2011 Edinburgh show, ‘Still Life’, saw him harassing each member of the audience in ...

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Simon Amstell: Numb – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:5] The British public have seen Simon Amstell’s career progress nicely over the last few years. From his sarcastic interviewing style on Popworld, to offending D-list “celebrities” on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, to writing and performing in the superb Grandma’s House. But stand-up is where he really shines, and this follow-up to his wonderful ‘Do Nothing’ show ...

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Simon Amstell, Numb – Harrogate Theatre

Reviewer: Rosie Revell [Rating:3] Simon Amstell is shy and funny. He must be, he repeatedly tells us he is. Taking to the Harrogate stage in what can only be described as stand-up self-help, Amstell is searching for a way to overcome his shyness and thus his social isolation. His television persona on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Grandma’s House has ...

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