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Ahir Shah: Control – The Lowry, Salford.

Reviewer: Paul Maguire Ahir Shah is a comedian on an upward trajectory. This show, Control , was nominated for The Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly known as The Perrier Award) at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017. He has been described as ‘One of his generation’s most eloquent comedy voices’. He refers to himself as a philosophical stand-up comedian and is ...

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Pen:Chant – Home, Manchester

Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Pen:Chant is a neo-variety night, an alt-cabaret, an indefinable shambolic mix of artforms in one evening. Pen:Chant occurs throughout the year in fringe venues across Manchester as a platform for known and unknown artists in various artforms; spoken word, poetry, live music, comedy and anything else that has slipped between the cracks. In a special PUSH 2017 ...

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Katherine Ryan: Kathbum – The Lowry, Salford

Katherine Ryan

Reviewer: Jo Beggs In the past few years, Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan has found her way into that coveted TV panel show seat, with regular appearances on Mock the Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Have I Got news For You. This is what’s taken her from The Lowry’s studio just a few years ago, ...

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Richard Herring: Lord of the Dance Settee – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Richard Herring is forty-seven. ‘How is that relevant?’ you might ask. Well, clearly he thinks it is, because he tells us, just as he’s told us how old he is in just about every show he’s done in the past ten years. You might say he’s a bit obsessed with the passing years. In 2007 Oh Fuck, ...

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Ray Peacock: Here Comes Trouble – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Downham The show began 10 minutes later than billed at The Lowry due to the fact Ray Peacock, an avid St Helens rugby fan had to wait at nearby Old Trafford to see his team win the Grand Final and lift the trophy. The few in the audience that seemed to take exception to this soon forgot about ...

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Mark Watson: Flaws – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Lucy Danser How wonderful it is to see a comedian improve over the years without losing his own unique voice. Nine years after first viewing Mark Watson at the Fringe there’s no doubt he’s a much better comedian nowadays, going to his new show feels like catching up with an old friend. He’s exactly as lovely as you remembered ...

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Patrick Monahan & Harriet Dyer – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Dyer and Monahan hit the Lowry Studio, each with an as-yet untested hour of stand up in preparation for the Edinburgh Fringe. There’s a small crowd in the Lowry Studio on a Friday night and they’re mostly here to see Monahan. Whether it’s his recent appearance on the BBC’s Splash! (in which celebrities attempted to master the ...

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Terry Alderton – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Terry Alderton is probably best known for playing Terry Spraggan in EastEnders. In fact, he has a long list of TV and film acting credits alongside a long history in stand-up. And so, Alderton uses what he knows in his anarchic, often bewildering act. If his writing stood up to his performance abilities, Alderton would be an ...

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