External Live Comedy Press Clippings

Review - Nick Helm: All Killer Some Filler

There's probably no need to be reminded of all we're missing with live comedy on its enforced hiatus - but that's what Nick Helm's newly-released special provides in spades.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 4th June 2020

President Obonjo is under house arrest

Comedy dictator and Fringe favourite tells us how lockdown has put his rise to power on hold.

The Wee Review, 4th June 2020

Alice Fraser on comedy in the time of coronavirus

'One of the biggest illusions about the arts is that entertainment is a luxury,' says the Australian comedian, who is bemused by the lack of government support for the industry.

Gay Alcorn, The Guardian, 4th June 2020

Jen Brister: Meaningless review

A furiously funny blast of rage.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 3rd June 2020

ComedySportz Manchester - interview

This month we are celebrating the improv Scene in Manchester and all month we are talking to ComedySportz to find out all about it! This week we talk about how the prestigious American brand came to the UK and how it ended up in Manchester...

Holly, Phoenix Remix, 3rd June 2020

Interview: Nick Helm

Nick Helm explains why he's thrilled his tour All Killer, Some Filler has been delayed.

Josh Stephenson, Metro, 2nd June 2020

Inside Cardiff's heckle-heavy comedy scene

How do you make audiences laugh in a town that hates show-offs and loves to hassle performers? Our writer gets some hot tips as she continues her comedy tour.

Rachael Healy, The Guardian, 2nd June 2020

Dad's Army lost episodes cast in tour talks

The cast who recreated the lost Dad's Army episodes have been asked to go on tour with a live version of the show. However Kevin McNally, who played Captain Mainwaring, says the coronavirus lockdown might have put the kibosh on the plans 'for a very long time'.

Chortle, 2nd June 2020

Jason Manford receives special recognition award

Jason, from Salford, has been recognised for outstanding activity and contributing to the community amid the coronavirus pandemic. Receiving the The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester Special Recognition Award, he said it was a privilege to 'do his bit' in such testing times.

Katie Fitzpatrick, Manchester Evening News, 1st June 2020

Review - Just the Tonic's Working from Home

Review of Al Murray, Seann Walsh and Matt Forde among others.

James of Walsh, Phoenix Remix, 1st June 2020

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