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Joe Lycett

What’s On in April: Comedy

April 1, 2016 Comments Off on What’s On in April: Comedy

There’s no big eggstravaganza (sorry) for April this year but there is plenty of comedy in Manchester. Knock yourself out with this eggsciting (I just can’t help myself) lot.

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Mark Watson

What’s On in March: Comedy

March 3, 2016 Comments Off on What’s On in March: Comedy

It’s the time of year when we emerge from under two duvets and three blankets, look outside and say ‘I don’t remember planting those bulbs there’. Yes, it’s Spring everyone!

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Sarah Millican

What’s On in February: Comedy

February 2, 2016 Comments Off on What’s On in February: Comedy

Welcome to the brand new Northern Soul Manchester comedy blog.

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Liverpool Comedy Festival

Having’ a larf: Comedy Festivals in the North

October 20, 2015 Comments Off on Having’ a larf: Comedy Festivals in the North

Everywhere you turn in the North there’s a comedy festival. Take a wrong turning down a country lane and at the end is a big top with some comedian stood in the middle, microphone in hand… friesian cows looking on.

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Review: Manchester Acts at The Edinburgh Fringe 2015

September 3, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Acts at The Edinburgh Fringe 2015

The feathers on the boas were wilting and the city was rapidly running out of double espressos, but with a squirt of hairspray and a sprinkle of glitter we geared up for the final weekend…

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Stewart Lee

A Room with a Stew: Stewart Lee at The Lowry

May 23, 2015 Comments Off on A Room with a Stew: Stewart Lee at The Lowry

Racing backwards through life I can pepper any experience with anxiety. It’s a perpetually irritating talent that never fails to amuse.

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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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Spamalot

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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John Hegley

John Hegley on Bus Conductors, Barbers and Potatoes

November 20, 2014 Comments Off on John Hegley on Bus Conductors, Barbers and Potatoes

I saw John Hegley at Just So Festival in August this year, performing to a crowd of parents and young children. It had the potential to be a difficult gig.

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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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