Home / Tag Archives: Stand Up (page 10)

Tag Archives: Stand Up

Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest  It was a case of “double your pleasure double your fun” in Salford tonight as The Lowry welcomed not one but two comedians’ for a joint headline show: Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell have decided to take their headline Edinburgh shows on the road together. Up first is Ruffell with her show Common: a funny, heartfelt look ...

Read More »

Iain Stirling: Onwards! – The Lowry, Salford

Writer and performer: Iain Stirling Reviewer: Dave Cunningham You used to know what to expect with generational comedy: an old bloke who’d been through the great depression and the two World Wars complaining that the young folks had it easy. Now we do not need the old bloke as, in Onwards!, Millennial Iain Stirling is willing to criticise his own ...

Read More »

Richard Herring: The Best – The Old Rep, Birmingham

Reviewer:  George Attwell Gerhards Nobody likes the last episode in the series of Mock the Week. It is almost always a tawdry mix of highlights from previous episodes, best-of segments and ‘previously unseen’ (normally for a reason) material. Richard Herring’s current stand-up tour, The Best, is a long-form live version of this formula. Over the past fifteen years Herring has ...

Read More »

Rory Bremner: Partly Political – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest It seems odd these days that most stand-up comedians have to introduce themselves before arriving on stage: so when the announcer heralds Rory Bremner’s imminent entrance in a broad northern accent, you would be forgiven for thinking“wow Bremner is pushing the boat out tonight”, but then you realize it’s Bremner himself and a timely reminder at just ...

Read More »

Danny Baker: From The Cradle To The Stage – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Danny Baker does not so much acknowledge as boast about his inability to stick to a script or adhere to a timetable. He cheerfully points out that, in an effort to keep him on schedule, management has installed a clock on stage. It doesn’t help. The title From The Cradle To The Stage suggests a theatre show ...

Read More »

Ashley Blaker: Meshuga Frum – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Andrea Allen Billed as ‘the UK’s only Orthodox Jewish Comedian’, whatever you think of Ashley Blaker, you’re going to be getting something different to the norm. Following on from Blaker’s previous sell-out show Ungefiltered, comes Meshuga Frum. For the gentiles in the audience, ‘Meshuga Frum’ translates to ‘crazy religious’, and as we’re told, for a Jew, this means anyone ...

Read More »

Gervase Phinn – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Few people can boast the storied career that Gervase Phinn has had; from teacher, lecturer broadcaster, author of academic text, children’s author and of course public speaker. Here is a man who has one of the most impressive C.V’s in all the land. Today we find Phinn in the guise of  storyteller as he regales us with tales ...

Read More »

Stephen K Amos: World Famous – The Lowry, Salford

Stephen K Amos

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham It is hard to avoid the impression that the success of Stephen K. Amos is attributable not to what he says but to the manner in which he says it. His new tour is entitled World Famous but, although some of the routines take inspiration from casual racism Amos experienced while touring in places like Australia, topics ...

Read More »