Category Comedy Reviews

Smart, sassy and super funny, Katherine Ryan's GLITTER ROOM is a feel-good feminist tour

Katherine Ryan GLITTER ROOM

Katherine Ryan offers a hilarious insight into her life as a single, working mum in her new show GLITTER ROOM

It’s rare, but it happens, sometimes the warm-up act is just as good as the headliner. Whilst waiting for Katherine Ryan to take to the stage at The Lowry, we were treated to a short but intensely funny set by Alison Smith, a fellow Canadian and old time friend of Ryan’s, who now lives in Manchester.

From the off, Smith connected with the audience, explaining that she’s no fool and...

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Canadian born comedian Craig Campbell is on top form for his 2018 tour EASY TIGER 

Craig Campbell 2018 Tour

Canadian born comedian Craig Campbell is on top form for his 2018 tour EASY TIGER

Canadian born comedian Craig Campbell was on top form for his gig at Salford’s The Lowry. Opening with a few jokes directed at Mancunians that were received in good spirits, Campbell seemed appreciative of the Manchester sense of humour and our ability to take those little taunts on the chin – although I’ve never glassed anyone in a pub, I swear Craig! 

Best known for his Edinburgh Fringe shows as well as his a...

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Phill Jupitus JUPLICITY Review: A thoroughly enjoyable gig with its fair share of laugh-out-loud moments

Phil Jupitus 2018 Tour

From poetry and music, to conversation and comedy, Phill Jupitus latest show JUPLICITY certainly has it all

Fans battled through an actual blizzard on St. Paddy’s night to see Phill Jupitus perform his show JUPLICITY at The Lowry

Already sat comfortably with his back to us on stage, Phill is listening to Elvis Costello’s ARMED FORCES as if at home in his own Scottish living room. As the audience filters in, it is clear straight away that the show’s format is going to be an unusual one.

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Simon Evans GENIUS Review: Evans has the middle-aged audience eating out of the palm of his hand

Simon Evans 2018 Genius Tour

Simon Evans brings his unique style of comedy to the stage in his new show GENIUS

Best known for his appearance on TV programmes such as Michael Mcintyre’s comedy roadshow LIVE AT THE APOLLO and STAND UP FOR THE WEEK, comedian Simon Evans takes his Edinburgh Fringe Festival show GENIUS out on tour with a stop at Salford’s The Lowry.

Complaining about his thinning hair and the fact that he’s looking a lot older, Evans opens the show by discussing his age and how it is catching up with him...

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Comedy Review: Ed Byrne SPOILER ALERT – The Lowry, Salford

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Ed Bryne brings his usual energy and sharp wit to the stage in his new show SPOILER ALERT

MOCK THE WEEK star Ed Byrne brings his latest tour to The Lowry, providing a lighthearted, enjoyable night for all.

The show’s title, SPOILER ALERT, is a reference to how spoiled he believes his two sons are. He recites anecdotes that any parent can relate to, detailing how they have so much more than he had as a child...

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Comedy Review: Margaret Cho – FRESH OFF THE BLOAT – The Lowry, Salford

Margaret Cho: Fresh Off the Bloat

Margaret Cho is back and more outspoken than ever in her new show FRESH OFF THE BLOAT

She’s back, fresh off the bloat and fresh out of an 18 month stint in rehab following a surprise intervention by family and friends to which, having been told it was an impromptu birthday party, she brought wine!

Her time convalescing whilst in rehab was obviously spent working on new material and given the current political climate, Trump administration and sexual assault allegation revelations coming out a...

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Clever, witty and delightfully silly, MR DARCY LOSES THE PLOT is a hilarious pastiche mash-up of plots and characters from the world of women writers

On the 200th anniversary of her death, literary spoof specialists LipService turn to Jane Austen for inspiration for their latest show, MR DARCY LOSES THE PLOT.

Delivered in true LipService style, MR DARCY LOSES THE PLOT takes Austen’s most famous novel, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, and turns it completely on its head...

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

Eddie Izzard BELIEVE ME Tour

Comedian, actor, activist and Eddie Izzard brings his new memoir BELIEVE ME to the stage

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 boardi...

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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’s craft, structure and compelling narrative make for an entertaining hour

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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