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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 (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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Becoming Johnny Vegas – Mike Pennington’s autobiography

March 8, 2014 Comments Off on Becoming Johnny Vegas – Mike Pennington’s autobiography

I first spoke to Mike Pennington over the phone on my first day as comedy editor at Manchester’s late, lamented what’s on guide, CityLife.

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Laughing Cows

Laughing Cows

December 1, 2013 Comments Off on Laughing Cows

Once upon a time comedy promoters had the odd idea that female comics were box office poison – so Laughing Cows was born.

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Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham Comes of Age

November 13, 2013 Comments Off on Bo Burnham Comes of Age

Back in 2010 the nearly 20-year-old Bo Burnham performed a brief teaser set during the Pleasance press showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe. Seasoned critics in the audience – myself included – had already heard great things about the Massachusetts-born comedian, but he blew us away regardless.

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Stewart Lee

Much A-Stew About Nothing

October 7, 2013 Comments Off on Much A-Stew About Nothing

If 2011’s Carpet Remnant World was Stewart Lee’s ground-breaking psychedelic album, then Much a-Stew About Nothing could – as its title suggests – be his next batch of unfinished demos.

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Marcel Lucont

Professional Frenchman or stand-up comic? Northern Soul finds out

September 30, 2013 Comments Off on Professional Frenchman or stand-up comic? Northern Soul finds out

This Autumn it seems us northern English are supremely lucky to be in receipt of a series of talks from professional Frenchman, Marcel Lucont.

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Fringe Benefits

August 28, 2013 Comments Off on Fringe Benefits

It’s a long August spent at the Edinburgh Fringe. I keep looking wistfully back at the first show I saw, the memory fuzzy like one from my distant past. What, it was only the beginning of the month?

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