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Anthony Noack: The Preacher review – standup sermon falls flat
Noack’s attempts to compare comedy routines to evangelising would have been more persuasive with discernible jokes

Brian Logan

19, Jan, 2022 @1:26 PM

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The Rubber Merchants review – condom comedy with little fun or feeling
This revival of Hanoch Levin’s odd, over-long 1970s play has minor thrills but ultimately misfires

Brian Logan

13, Jan, 2022 @8:00 PM

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From the Beano to Katherine Ryan: 31 ways to beat the January blues
Each week, our critics choose the best music, film, theatre, art and games – so who better to ask to help us through a whole month?

Andrew Clements, Ryan Gilbey, Ammar Kalia, Danny Leigh, Brian Logan, Dale Berning Sawa, Skye Sherwin, Keith Stuart, Jenessa Williams, Nicholas Wroe & Kate Wyver

01, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Theatre, dance and comedy to book in 2022 – from Alan Partridge to Tennessee Williams
Amy Adams makes her West End debut, immersive dance confronts mental health and Steve Coogan’s alter ego embarks on a rare live UK tour

Arifa Akbar, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

27, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Le Gateau Chocolat & Jonny Woo review – stompalong drag fun
High-camp songs and OTT costumes grab the attention in drag duo’s cheap-and-cheerful songs-from-the-shows extravaganza


Brian Logan

19, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The best theatre, comedy and dance of 2021
It was a year of revivals in every sense, as venues threw open their doors again. From fresh takes on classics to blazing new talents and shows that captured the current moment, our critics pick their favourites of the year

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

18, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Bill Bailey: En Route to Normal review – a joyful reconnection
Bournemouth International Centre
Tree snails, Coldplay and the current cabinet all get the full Bailey treatment in a zinging performance

Brian Logan

15, Dec, 2021 @1:48 PM

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Take that Fleabag! Liz Kingsman, the comic skewering the ‘messy women genre’
Chaotic life, lots of sex, little sense of purpose … the Anglo-Aussie’s hilarious takedown of Fleabag and the booming ‘messy-woman genre’ was halted by Covid. Now, after a year and a half of worry, it’s finally back

Brian Logan

13, Dec, 2021 @8:54 AM

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Inside No 9: An Evening with Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith review – small talk, big laughs
The comedy writers behind one of the BBC’s most successful series perform an entertaining, behind-the-scenes double act

Brian Logan

09, Dec, 2021 @5:24 PM

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Nina Conti: The Dating Show review – joy and chaos with the magical matchmaker
Aided by audience volunteers, the fleet-footed comic balances several difficult tricks at the same time before a finale set in an erotic fire station

Brian Logan

06, Dec, 2021 @1:58 PM

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Michael Spicer review – online satirist delivers his greatest hits
The YouTuber drily responds to some chucklesome internet footage, and plays the part of a frustrated political adviser, in onstage re-enactments of his best clips

Brian Logan

05, Dec, 2021 @5:09 PM

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Megan Stalter review – a true star turn from the super-silly comic
As a wannabe stage and screen queen in the spotlight, the American comedian brings to life her character’s unquenchable thirst for attention

Brian Logan

03, Dec, 2021 @2:38 PM

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