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Cartoon by David Haldane

Cartoonist David Haldane on Blyth library, Private Eye and the North

August 25, 2015 Comments Off on Cartoonist David Haldane on Blyth library, Private Eye and the North

Some children respond to the question “what would you like to be when you grow up?” in outlandish ways.

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Review: All Our Friends are Dead, The Kings Arms, Salford

July 24, 2015 Comments Off on Review: All Our Friends are Dead, The Kings Arms, Salford

It’s quite the daunting experience being the only 17-year-old at a pub-theatre. But All Our Friends Are Dead at Salford’s Kings Arms made me realise that I’m just as twisted as everyone else in the audience.

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RSC Comedy

Win tickets to The Complete History of Comedy, Leeds

April 24, 2015 Comments Off on Win tickets to The Complete History of Comedy, Leeds

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY IN LEEDS

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Review: Spamalot at Manchester Opera House

January 21, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Spamalot at Manchester Opera House

Who would have thought that dear old Patsy would have third billing in the musical version of Monty Python’s The Holy Grail?

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Tony Law

Talking Monkeys on a Spaceship with Tony Law

November 14, 2014 Comments Off on Talking Monkeys on a Spaceship with Tony Law

“Roger, two one niner, crrrr, we got bogeys, we got bogeys. 12 o’clock. Red leader, Red leader…” While I’m making sure my dictaphone works, Canadian comedian Tony Law is helpfully quoting from Oliver Stone’s Platoon to test it out. “A lot of people know Shakespeare, not moi, left school early so er… memorised Platoon. That’s as good as Shakespeare isn’t it?”

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Laughing Cows

Small Talk: a new culture podcast for Northern Soul

October 8, 2014 Comments Off on Small Talk: a new culture podcast for Northern Soul

 

Small Talk: a new culture podcast for Northern Soul

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Funz and Gamez

Manchester’s funniest excel at the Edinburgh Fringe

August 25, 2014 Comments Off on Manchester’s funniest excel at the Edinburgh Fringe

And so Edinburgh shrugs off its sequins and takes in the bunting as the Fringe comes to end once more.

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Monty Python Live

Monty Python Live (Mostly)

July 27, 2014 Comments Off on Monty Python Live (Mostly)

In the row in front is a studious looking teenager sandwiched between middle-aged mum and dad.

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Lucy Porter: a northern soul?

April 16, 2014 Comments Off on Lucy Porter: a northern soul?

Lucy Porter has come far since the days when she lived in Chorlton-cum-Hardy and worked for Granada on This Morning with Richard and Judy.

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The Stop UKIP Tour

Jonny & The Baptists

March 23, 2014 Comments Off on Jonny & The Baptists

I caught Jonny & The Baptists‘ show last year at the Edinburgh Fringe when I was on the panel of the Amused Moose Comedy Awards.

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