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June 2013 Reviews

Here are our reviews of comedy Gigs

Fri 28 June 2013

Mat Ricardo's London Varieties | Gig review by Steve Bennett at Leicester Square Theatre

Mat Ricardo's London Varieties

Gig review by Steve Bennett at Leicester Square Theatre

28/06/2013 … Juggler Mat Ricardo was annoyed by the lack of variety in the West End and on TV, so decided to do something about it.

Mon 24 June 2013

The Gareth Morinan Alternative New Act of The Year Award 2013 | Review by Steve Bennett at the Wilmington Arms, London

The Gareth Morinan Alternative New Act of The Year Award 2013

Review by Steve Bennett at the Wilmington Arms, London

24/06/2013 … So fierce is the competition to become a comedian that the circuit is awash with new act contests.

Wed 19 June 2013

Bill Bailey: Qualmpeddler | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Hammersmith Apollo

Bill Bailey: Qualmpeddler

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Hammersmith Apollo

19/06/2013 … Bill Bailey has a subtle prop in his new Qualmpeddler tour – an unlit pipe.

Tue 11 June 2013

Gig review: Joke Thieves | From Steve Bennett at Downstairs At The King's Head, London

Gig review: Joke Thieves

From Steve Bennett at Downstairs At The King's Head, London

11/06/2013 … Television has long distrusted a straightforward stand-up routine, devising formats such as panel shows to mix up the formula.

Wed 05 June 2013

Judah Friedlander | Gig review from the Soho Theatre

Judah Friedlander

Gig review from the Soho Theatre

05/06/2013 … From his appearances as 30 Rock’s sleazy, scraggly, shambolic writer Frank Rossitano – and indeed from his own unkept appearance – you might peg Judah Friedlander as something of a loser.

Mon 03 June 2013

Daniel Kitson: After the Beginning . Before the End | Tour review by Steve Bennett in Cambridge

Daniel Kitson: After the Beginning . Before the End

Tour review by Steve Bennett in Cambridge

03/06/2013 … There’s an old pub gag which goes something like this: A man turns to a stranger at the bar.

Thu 30 May 2013

Rob Newman's New Theory Of Evolution | Gig review by Steve Bennett

Rob Newman's New Theory Of Evolution

Gig review by Steve Bennett

30/05/2013 … Science, you may have noticed, has become something of a major genre within comedy, as stand-ups release their inner geeks to enthuse about their passion for learning, empiricism and cool bits of quantum physics – one in the eye for the blind faith of all those religious types.

Wed 29 May 2013

Airnadette: We Will Dub You | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Udderbelly, London

Airnadette: We Will Dub You

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Udderbelly, London

29/05/2013 … This could be the ultimate jukebox musical, since it packs the hits in so tightly there’s rarely need for more than a few bars of the chorus.

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