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Comedy Review: Eddie Izzard – BELIEVE ME, The Lowry, Salford

Eddie Izzard BELIEVE ME Tour

As Eddie Izzard’s new memoir BELIEVE ME hits the book stands, the stand-up comedian, actor, writer and political activist opened his national book tour at The Lowry last night. The venue was crammed to the rafters and everyone that had purchased ticket also received a signed copy of ‘Believe Me’ completely gratis, thanks Eddie!

Comedian, actor, activist and staunch labour supporter despite his boarding school upbringing, Eddie is a personal hero of mine...

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Comedy Review: Brennan Reece – EVERGLOW

Brennan Reece’s debut full-length show is both funny and thought-provoking

With his boyish energy, beaming smile and puppy-dog enthusiasm, it’s hard not to like Brennan Reece. Since he first burst onto the UK comedy scene back in 2010, the twentysomething comedian has grown from strength to strength, supporting Joe Lycett on tour and winning the English Comedian Of The Year award in 2015.

EVERGLOW marks Reece’s debut full-length show and is an autobiographical piece about family and adult lif...

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Comedy Review: Steve Bugeja – UNPRONOUNCEABLE – The Lowry, Salford

Steve Bugeja - UNPRONOUNCEABLE

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Steve Bugeja brings his second solo show UNPRONOUNCEABLE to Salford’s The Lowry as part of a three-month long UK tour.

Best known for his guest appearances on Russell Howard’s STAND UP CENTRAL and CBBC’s DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK (CBBC), Steve Bugeja is an English stand-up comedian and writer...

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Comedy Review: Justin Moorhouse: PEOPLE AND FEELINGS

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Justin Moorhouse brings his latest tour PEOPLE AND FEELINGS to Salford’s The Lowry.

Best known for his slots on LIVE AT THE APOLLO, THE NEWS QUIZ and FIGHTING TALK, as well as his role as Young Kenny in PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS, Justin Moorhouse has fast become one of the most popular comedians on the Northern comedy circuit.

PEOPLE AND FEELINGS marks Moorhouse’s biggest tour to date and sees the stand-up comic take to the stage...

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Comedy Review – Griff Rhys Jones: JONES & SMITH – The Lowry, Salford

Photo Credit: Steve Ullathorne

Photo Credit: Steve Ullathorne

Griff Rhys Jones has been in the comedy business for more than three decades. After rising to fame the late 1970s alongside long-term comedy partner Mel Smith in the hit BBC TV show NOT THE NINE O’CLOCK NEWS, the comedian has founded TV production company Talkback Productions, appeared in a number of films, won two Olivier awards and hosted of IT’LL BE ALRIGHT ON THE NIGHT...

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Comedy Review: Al Murray, The Pub Landlord: Let’s Go Backwards Together – The Lowry, Salford

AL MURRAY THE PUB LANDLORD

Is it time to call last orders on The Pub Landlord or can he surprise us with a late night lock-in?

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Ever since Al Murray created The Pub Landlord back in 1994 at the Edinburgh Festival, the fictional publican has become known for his love of all things British...

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Comedy Review: JIMMY CARR: THE BEST OF, ULTIMATE, GOLD, GREATEST HITS TOUR – The Lowry, Salford

JIMMY CARR: THE BEST OF, ULTIMATE, GOLD, GREATEST HITS TOUR

It’s hard to believe that Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In the course of his career, the English comedian, best known as the host of TV panel show 8 OUT OF 10 CATS, has performed nine sell-out tours to over two million people across four continents. And as you can imagine, he’s built up a pretty extensive repertoire of jokes in that time.

THE BEST OF, ULTIMATE, GOLD, GREATEST HITS TOUR sees Carr return to the stage to perform some of his best material in...

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Funny Women Awards 2016 Regional Final – The Lowry, Salford

Funny Women Awards 2016

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The Lowry played host to the regional final of the 2016 Funny Women Awards as nine comedy acts took to the stage compete for a place in the coveted final.

Launched in 2003, the Funny Women Awards aims to find the best new female comedy performers by offering the winner a career developing cash prize of £2000 as well as industry support...

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Comedy Review: Fast Fringe with Justin Moorhouse – The Dancehouse, Manchester

Justin Moorhouse Fast Fringe

FAST FRINGE is a ridiculously fast-paced show that is as funny as it is frantic

If FAST FRINGE is anything to go by, the 2016 Greater Manchester Fringe Festival looks set to be a cracker! The two-hour comedy show opened the month-long festival at Manchester’s The Dancehouse last night, cramming more comedy and variety acts than into one bill than you thought possible.

Hosted by GM Fringe patron Justin Moorhouse, FAST FRINGE is a ridiculously fast-paced showcase of comedy and variety acts...

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Comedy Review: JAMES VEITCH – Dot Con, The Lowry

James Veitch Dot Con

Dot Con is a topical, fast-paced and witty comedy show about scamming the scammers

Email spam is still a big business. In 2013, 60% of emails sent were either spam or scam, resulting in innocent people being relieved of around $6 billion of their hard earned cash. So one bold, brave and bored comedian decided to do something about it.

For the past four years, James Veitch has been responding to as many scam emails as he can, from unclaimed insurance bonds to close friends marooned in a foreign...

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