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Men with Coconuts review

Comedy improv troupe Men with Coconuts run this wickedly amusing show once a month at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

Stewart Mclaren, The Wee Review, 27th May 2017

Marcus Brigstocke: Why the Long Face? review

Brigstocke adds splashes of poignancy to the set as well and he truly bares himself (in many ways) to the audience and there's a strong connection made between the performer and audience.

Stewart Mclaren, The Wee Review, 27th May 2017

Nick Elleray: Just Happy To Be Here review

This show's still a work-in-progress, running not much more than 40 minutes with occasional glances at the notebook (one of which kills the atmosphere completely) and some tried-and-tested material as ballast. But it's enough to mark him as an under-appreciated purveyor of quality downbeat comedy.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 26th May 2017

Katy Brand: I Was A Teenage Christian review

There is a tendency for comedians who perform autobiographical material to go over the top and recall traumatic incidents. The low-key approach adopted by Katy Brand is actually more convincing.

Dave Cunningham, The Reviews Hub, 26th May 2017

Milton Jones extends tour into 2018

Milton Jones has significantly extended his stand-up tour, adding an additional 48 dates in 2018 to cater for "phenomenal demand".

British Comedy Guide, 26th May 2017

Russell Howard sets stand-up record in China

Russell Howard has performed the biggest ever stand-up show in China, playing to a full house at Shanghai Yihai Theatre.

British Comedy Guide, 26th May 2017

Funny Girl review

As Fanny, Sheridan Smith, utters the line "that's where I live on stage" the meaning is felt throughout the auditorium because Smith was born to play this role.

My Theatre Mates, 26th May 2017

Jonny and the Baptists: Eat the Poor review

A riotous romp, the duet are infectiously entertaining, bouncing off each other with ease and genuinely seem to be having the best craic, which easily transferred to the audience.

Lindsay Corr, Edinburgh Guide, 25th May 2017

Shit-faced Shakespeare review

Shit-faced Shakespeare has a gladiatorial feel about it; with braying masses and the shout of "Are you not entertained!" springing to mind. However, it is an entertaining way to subvert the bard.

Simon Topping, The Reviews Hub, 25th May 2017

Lost Voice Guy interview

A voiceless comedian who performs using an iPad is hoping to inspire others to achieve their dreams.

Ross Robertson, The Sunderland Echo, 25th May 2017

Vice Versa review

With it being such an awful time in the world right now with recent tragic events, Phil Porter's ability to lift an audience out of everyday life and give them two hours of magnificent comedy just emphasises the true power of theatre.

Sincerely Amy, 25th May 2017

Kieran Hodgson nominated for breakthrough award

Kieran Hodgson has been nominated for the annual Times Breakthrough Award at the The South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 25th May 2017

Andrew Maxwell's response to the #Manchester attack

Andrew Maxwell is one of our best known comedians. In a direct and heartfelt interview, he gives his response to the bomb attack in Manchester.

Martin Walker, Broadway Baby, 24th May 2017

Joel Dommett interview

Stand-up star Joel Dommett talks about unexpected fame and how he dealt with being 'catfished'.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 24th May 2017

Jonny and the Baptists: Eat the Poor review

What's so heartening about Eat The Poor is that the performers care so much.

Tamarin Fountain, The Wee Review, 24th May 2017

Adam Buxton's Bowie Bug, Brighton Festival review

The late great singer celebrated in style on a day when comedy is initially awkward.

Thomas H Green, The Arts Desk, 24th May 2017

Russell Kane on his comedy heroes

Stand-up and TV guy picks an improv king and slapstick duo among his comic icons.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 24th May 2017

Jellybean Martinez - 'I have a very dark brain'

Character comedian on how to handle hecklers, pre-show rituals and comedy heroes.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 24th May 2017

Stewart Lee: Content Provider - Salford review

After years of shunning television panel shows, it seems that TV has finally shunned Lee despite the critical acclaim he received. He has always been a live stand-up, first and foremost, and now entering his fifties one hopes he doesn't want to slow down anytime soon.

Jay Nuttall, The Reviews Hub, 24th May 2017

Russell Howard on a 'very weird' Hong Kong gig

Howard takes time out from his world tour to talk about how much he is looking forward to playing Hong Kong again, his upcoming debut in China, and how the world situation provides endless material for comedians.

South China Morning Post, 24th May 2017

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