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Sooz Kempner: Defying Gravity – Fingers Piano Bar, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Funny Women Variety Award Winner and 2010 Musical Comedy Newcomer winner Sooz Kempner arrives at the fringe for this first time and has the added pressure of her big brother’s success with The Only Way is Downtown at The Pleasance (you can’t see it, it’s sold out so you might as well save your £ and see ...

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Josie Long: Cara Josephine – The Stand, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts What's love got to do, got to do with it? Well if you are Josie Long and showing your latest hour long show at the Fringe, quite a lot actually... But don't go thinking this is Josie Long in her early 30's (yes we thought that too) wanting to recall her life in a pseudo rom-com stage ...

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Rob Rouse: Through The Looking Ass – The Stand, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Children, you've got to love them haven't you? Their constant questions on life, their thirst for knowledge, the pushing of boundaries and their deep loving looks as their share the bathroom with you while taking a number two... This is the basis of Rob Rouse's latest hour long set at The Stand, firmly in the midst of ...

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Mark Dolan Changes the World – Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts Mark Dolan has become a regular feature on TV over the part few years, not primarily as a stand-up comedian but as a presenter and documentary maker. The premise for his show this year, is that he plans to change the world, he has a manifesto and he's going to share it with us all... As with ...

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Rhys Darby: Mr Adventure – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Seb Farrell Darby’s main claim to fame lies in his contribution to the hit sitcom Flight of the Conchords chronicling the fortunes of a pair of New Zealand singer songwriters, in which Darby played the reliably hapless band manager Murray. Tonight we get him on his own complete with a astounding blend of sound effects, characterizations and quirky cockeyed ...

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John Smith Live – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham A gig by profoundly deaf comedian John Smith gives audience members who can hear a chance to experience a different culture. Applause is irrelevant so Smith enters to stony silence and leaves to a sea of fluttering hands. As deaf people rely on eye contact to communicate the house lights are left partly illuminated throughout the show. ...

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Porky the Poet in Zeitgeist Limbo – King’s Arms Theatre, Salford

Writer/Director: Phill Jupitus Reviewer: Brian Gorman A familiar face on television (and team captain of BBC’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks), Phill Jupitus performed some of his early (and most recent) poetry in the guise of his alter-ego ‘Porky The Poet’. Saying that, there was no discernible difference between the Phill Jupitus we know, and the poet standing with a comically ...

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Brendon Burns: Hasn’t Heard of You Either – Soho Theatre, London

Reviewer: Christopher Owen   Brendon Burns is not, by his own admission, hugely famous. In this wonderful hour of stand up comedy and visual presentation, he explores, explains and pinpoints the reasons why and welcomes new audience members to his family of fans with open arms, with an interesting, personal show. Known as a loud mouth Australian comic (ironic as ...

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