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Mon 06 February 2017

Still Game Live 2: Bon Voyage | Gig review by Jay Richardson at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow
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© Graeme Hunter

Still Game Live 2: Bon Voyage

Gig review by Jay Richardson at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow

06/02/2017 … The original Still Game stage show played to more than 200,000 people over 21 nights and just about sustained the balance of embracing the theatrical potential of the enormous Hydro venue with retaining the cosy warmth of a sitcom that's beloved north of the border.

Fri 03 February 2017

Tracey Ullman's Show series 2 | TV preview by Steve Bennett
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© BBC

Tracey Ullman's Show series 2

TV preview by Steve Bennett

03/02/2017 … Received wisdom is that sitcoms only hit their stride in the second series.

Simon Munnery: Standing Still | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Old Market, Hove

Simon Munnery: Standing Still

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Old Market, Hove

03/02/2017 … Simon Munnery could be his generation’s Peter Cook.

Thu 02 February 2017

The Maydays: Happily Never After | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Vaults Festival, London
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© Mark Dawson

The Maydays: Happily Never After

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Vaults Festival, London

02/02/2017 … Happily Never After promises long-form improv with a Tim Burtonesque slant, all based on a solitary suggestion from the audience, based on the occupation of one of their grandparents.

Tue 31 January 2017

The Miller Comedy Festival opening night | Gig review by Steve Bennett in London

The Miller Comedy Festival opening night

Gig review by Steve Bennett in London

31/01/2017 … Creating a comedy festival in a venue that already hosts such shows every night of the week is a tall order.

Mon 30 January 2017

NATYs 'Top Of The Bill' final 2017 | Gig review by Steve Bennett at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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© Lalitjee Photography

NATYs 'Top Of The Bill' final 2017

Gig review by Steve Bennett at Leicester Square Theatre, London

30/01/2017 … It’s always the most eclectic of the new act competitions, attracting more than its fair share of crazies, hoovering up the peculiar variety turns and oddball stand-ups the others miss.

Thu 26 January 2017

Phil Mann: Nothingism | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Vaults Festival, London

Phil Mann: Nothingism

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Vaults Festival, London

26/01/2017 … The Vaults Festival, an underground Edinburgh Fringe-type warren of venues beneath Waterloo station, has kicked off its six-week comedy programming with Phil Mann’s one-man improv show, Nothingism.

Mon 23 January 2017

...And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel | Theatre review by Steve Bennett at the Slapstick Festival, Bristol

...And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel

Theatre review by Steve Bennett at the Slapstick Festival, Bristol

23/01/2017 … Jeffrey Holland is still best known to millions as Hi-Di-Hi’s earnest holiday camp comedian Spike Dixon  – but it doesn’t take more than a few moments on stage for him to shed that image and become Stan Laurel.

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