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Talking Pants! With Ian Billings
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Tease With A Twist
Ten x Ten
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The Christian, The Jew, The Muslim and The Geordie
The French in Wormholes and Arseholes
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Middle East
The Honky and The Wog
The Plot Thickens
There's A Donkey In My Van
Third Of The Way Done
This Sketch Show Belongs To Lionel Richie
This Sketch Show Belongs to Lionel Richie: Dial-a-Sketch
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Three Comedians For The Price Of None
Tim FitzHigham: The Man Who Discovered the Kama Sutra
Tim Key: The Slut in the Hut
Tiny Tim's Men Of Steel
Toby Mitchell: A British Guide To World Peace
Tom Allen ... And Other Short Stories
Tom Basden Won't Say Anything
Tom Stade: Setlist
Tommy And The Weeks
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Tommy Sheridan Chat Show
Tony Cowards: Festival of Football
Tony Law: Revenge Of The Dog Of Time
Tony Lee: XXX, Aggressive Comedy Hypnosis
Tony Littler: Middle Aged Punk
Tony Winn: An Audience with Tony Winn Singing in the Bath
Tony Woods From America?
Toulson & Harvey 
Trachtenburg Slide Show Players: The Complicated Life
Triple Threat Live
Trippplicate: Time Trippers
Tweedy's Lost Property
Twenty-Four Hour Lentil People
Two Birds - One Ticket
Tom Stade: Setlist
Last year, Tom enjoyed Edinburgh so much he's still not left. This year, the phenomenally talented Canadian will be wowing his adopted home town with his Setlist.
The King of laid-back, chilled out, smart and surprising comedy is throwing down the gauntlet to his audience. How does a comedian decide what goes in his setlist each night? How does he gauge what each audience can handle? How far can he take it? And is the audience gonna be brave enough?
Tom takes us behind the curtain to look at how a joke is born, to find the root and conclusion to some of his most legendary, controversial material. Every night will be an unpredictable insight into the hilarious yet complex mind of a comedian, his jokebooks and his willingness to take the gag and the audience to places they've never been...
Tom Stade likes to mention how naughty he’s being, how his jokes aren’t politically correct and how everyone who doesn’t get them is an uptight prude.
In all honesty, their tone is not all that exceptional by circuit standards, let alone festival ones, but it is a good trick to make the audience feel united in subversion, everyone feeling more wicked that we actually are.
Where the gags really do stand out from the circuit norm, however, is in their quality. The under-rated Canadian is one of the best practitioners of straight stand-up we’ve got, with a shedful of classy routines.
The tip of his iceberg is exposed on a whiteboard on stage, busily listing dozens of subject titles, such as ‘pussy burgers’, ‘tragedy time’ or ‘David and the foreskins’. He doesn’t get through even he majority of this setlist of the title, nor does he attack it in a linear way, it’s just a little tease to intrigue the audience.
Stade doesn’t need gimmicks as the material speaks for itself. But he is giving his routines a musical bed to sit upon this year, gently, distractedly strumming his guitar as he progresses through his list, adding a pleasant rhythm to everything.
He’s unapologetic about having a few drinks inside him, but then he doesn’t really need to be super-alert. His style is laid-back, conversational rather than commanding, even though no one’s ever in doubt who’s in control. His opening riff, on how booze, money and drugs are his best friends sets out his stall, and just happens to be wittily funny to boot. In fact, the more you think about it, the better it is.
He’s proud to have maintained a student lifestyle up to the age of 37, and has kept the same adolescent values when it comes to having a good time or to saying the most inappropriate thing just for the glee of it. Sometimes it’s inspired by stuff that’s happened to him, that he’s seen in the news or just plucked out the ether. He seems to have a routine for every occasion.
Stade is the sort of comic you could listen to all night, and you suspect he’s got the material to be able to pull that off.
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Tom Stade is a legend