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Gary Delaney: Gagster’s Paradise – The Lowry, Salford.

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall The mark of a great comedian is, when leaving a gig, not remembering any of the jokes. It helps to write a couple down before they become ephemeral. Gary Delaney’s Gagster’s Paradise is so cram packed full that most comedians would hope to write as many funny lines in ten years that he puts into one hour. If ...

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Seann Walsh: After This One, I’m Going Home – The Lowry, Salford  

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The old saying goes: ‘’There is no such thing as bad publicity’’. Seann Walsh might beg to differ. Walsh fell from grace spectacularly when he was photographed kissing his dance partner from Strictly Come Dancing despite both of them being in relationships with other people. The torrent of abuse suffered by Walsh de-railed his career and drove him ...

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Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior (Confessions of a Club Comic) – The Lowry, Salford  

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The title of Shappi Khorsandi’s new show:  Skittish Warrior (Confessions of a Club Comic)reflects the comedian’s sceptical attitude towards showbiz. Khorsandi draws a distinction between performing live as a stand-up and her appearances on TV as a ‘celebrity’. For Khorsandi live performances are a compulsion- something she does even though it might be painful. She traces this ...

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LOL (Ladies of Laughter) with Noreen Kahn – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Back in 2016, television and radio presenter Noreen Kahn tried her hand at stand-up comedy. This proved a hugely successful move and led Kahn to set up her own, all-female comedy nights and tours. Tonight, The Lowry played host to some of the UK’s finest female comic talents as Judi Love, Shazia Mirza, Maureen Younger and Kahn ...

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George Lewis: A Man, A Plan, A Girl With Fake Tan – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs A Man, A Plan, A Girl With Fake Tan, George Lewis’s 2018 Edinburgh show, is on tour, and lands close to home (he’s originally from Stockport) at the Lowry. Before we get to it though, Lewis delivers twenty minutes of new material – mostly based on his recent marriage, baby and trips to IKEA. The local crowd ...

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Robin Ince: Chaos Of Delight – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Robin Ince, polymath, comedian, writer and much-loved side-kick of Brian Cox on Radio 4’sThe Infinite Monkey Cage has a lot going on in his head. Maybe too much. In recent years he’s been upfront about his mental health, the multiple Robins in his head and his choice of career, treating it all as just more stuff to be ...

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Ed Gamble: Blizzard – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Ed Gamble’s star is certainly on the rise: he has his own podcast with fellow comic James Acaster, numerous television and panel show appearances and he occasionally hosted a show on Radio X. Gamble is one to watch on the comedy circuit and based on tonight’s show, you can certainly see why. He is a confident natural ...

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