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Susan Calman: The Calman Before The Storm – The Lowry, Salford

Comedian Susan Calman

  Reviewer: Dave Cunningham In the second half of The Calman Before The Storm  Susan Calman reads out tweets submitted by audience members during the interval detailing acts of kindness they have either administered or received. It is a charming sequence and some of the submissions leave Calman visibly moved.  It is, however, a bit out of place in a ...

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Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Steve Delaney Director: Graham Duff Reviewer: Jim Gillespie   Steve Delaney matures with age. Like fine wine or the “Scottish Lucozade” with which Count Arthur Strong lubricates his evening at Salford’s Lyric Theatre. After two decades bringing the Count to life, the two grow closer in age, and Delaney becomes more totally believable as the unnatural offspring of Harry ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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