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BREVIEW: Simon Amstell – What Is This? @ Town Hall 15.10.17

Words by Helen Knott  Simon Amstell is in a good place, “I’ve been in a relationship now for six years”. It’s almost a confession, coming from the king of angst-ridden, comedy-as-therapy; anyone who has seen his stand-up before will know depression and loneliness have been a major theme over the years. What happens now he’s […]

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BREVIEW: Maisie Adam – Living on the Edge @ The Glee Club 14.10.17

Words by Helen Knott Maisie Adam has only been a stand-up comedian for a year, but she has made more progress in those twelve months than many comedians manage in a much longer career. Her stand-out achievement so far was winning the So You Think You’re Funny competition at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe; SYTYF is the […]

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BPREVIEW: Simon Amstell – What is This? @ Town Hall 15.10.17

Words by Helen Knott Simon Amstell performs his show What is This? at the Town Hall on Sunday 15 October, as part of the Birmingham Comedy Festival 2017. For direct info, including venue details and online ticket sales, click here. Despite starting stand up aged thirteen, Simon Amstell is perhaps best known for his presenting roles – […]

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BPREVIEW: Maisie Adam – Living on the Edge @ The Glee Club 14.10.17

Words by Helen Knott  Comedian Maisie Adam performs her show Living on the Edge at The Glee Club on Saturday 14 October, as part of the Birmingham Comedy Festival. For direct info, including venue details and online ticket sales, click here. Adam has been a stand-up comedian for less than a year, performing her first show in […]

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BREVIEW: Cult Figure: Kenneth Williams @ The Old Joint Stock Theatre 26.09.17

Words by  Helen Knott What does it mean to be a cult figure? Is it simply someone who is popular with a loyal, but limited, group of people, or does it have connotations of an almost unhealthy devotion? Cult Figure: Kenneth Williams feels like the work of a fan, someone with a real reverence for […]

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