Peter Kay brought to tears on opening night of comeback tour

Comedian appeared overwhelmed by reception as he took to stage at start of first comedy tour in 12 yearsPeter Kay was moved to tears on the opening night of his first live comedy tour in 12 years.The comedian received a rapturous standing ovation that …

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Peter Kay review – from tried and tested everyman routine to jaw-dropping pageant

Manchester ArenaAfter 12 years away from the stage, the slimmed-down entertainer is more unapologetically nostalgic than everNo hotcake ever sold in greater quantity than tickets for Peter Kay’s new tour: at one stage in my own bid for access, I was nu…

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Mat Ewins review – digital gagster is full of nerdy fun

Soho theatre, LondonEven when the grouchy wannabe game-show host’s set is buffering he still delivers a winning formula of hi-tech comedy and twisty jokesIn Danger Money, we find Mat Ewins hacked off that he can’t catch a telly break. The annoyance cou…

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Ted Lasso’s Nick Mohammed: ‘I didn’t think about comedy seriously until doing a PhD in seismology’

The character comedian and TV star on meeting angry fans, his first UK tour as megalomaniac magician Mr Swallow and taking inspiration from Torvill and DeanWho did you look up to when you were starting out?French and Saunders were probably the most ins…

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The Delightful Sausage review – delicious cult comedy

Soho theatre, LondonThe tale of two ‘mucky northern oiks’ on a quest for success is less important than the joyful jokes, backchat and smutty puns en routeThe barely realised comic play, for ever suspended between the fictional world and the fun its cr…

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The Delightful Sausage review – delicious cult comedy

Soho theatre, LondonThe tale of two ‘mucky northern oiks’ on a quest for success is less important than the joyful jokes, backchat and smutty puns en routeThe barely realised comic play, for ever suspended between the fictional world and the fun its cr…

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Ryan Reynolds to appear at Just for Laughs comedy festival at O2 London

The festival will celebrate 40th anniversary in 2023 with London shows featuring the actor talking to Rob Delaney, plus host of standup actsJust for Laughs, the comedy festival that began in Canada in 1983, will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year…

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The Delightful Sausage: ‘Impostor syndrome has propelled us forward’

It will take more than multiple Edinburgh nominations to convince comedy duo Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill that they’re a success. Perhaps a TV sitcom would do it?When Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill received the life-changing news that they’d been n…

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The Delightful Sausage: ‘Impostor syndrome has propelled us forward’

It will take more than multiple Edinburgh nominations to convince comedy duo Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill that they’re a success. Perhaps a TV sitcom would do it?When Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill received the life-changing news that they’d been n…

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Sara Pascoe: Success Story review – family beats fame for warm hilarity

Dorking HallsPlayful material about Pascoe’s life on the celebrity B-list is eclipsed by a heartfelt second act focused on private truths about new motherhoodSara Pascoe isn’t the first comic to get a laugh by appraising the precise dimensions of her f…

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