Category Archives: Comedy Reviews 2018

What the African said in Hayes

Daliso Chaponda Star rating: **** Beck Theatre Hayes Review date: 12th October 2018 Appearing for the first time at Hayes Beck Theatre, Daliso Chaponda appeared very much at ease on the big stage. Maybe that should come as no surprise, … Continue reading

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So Irresponsible: Kevin Hart

The Irresponsible Tour: Kevin Hart Rating: * The O2 Arena London SE18 Review date: 1st September 2018 Comedy superstar Kevin Hart’s Irresponsible Tour opens with a trailer for his new film ‘Night School’ and a compilation of clips from his … Continue reading

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Lenny Henry Turns 60

The Lenny Henry Birthday Show Star Rating: **** Broadcast: 22nd August 2018, BBC1 As birthday presents go getting a 60 minute birthday tribute show on primetime BBC1 television must rank pretty highly. That is one big early birthday present Sir … Continue reading

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Beyond a Joke – Inside the dark minds of stand-up comedians

Beyond a Joke – Inside the dark minds of stand-up comedians by Bruce Dessau Book Review Rating: ***** Publisher: Arrow Books Public speaking is often cited as one of most people’s biggest fears. In fact in 2015 it was deemed … Continue reading

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Brung Up Proper – Jason Manford Book Review

Brung Up Proper – Jason Manford Book Review Rating: ***** Publisher: Ebury Press Further information and to purchase ‘Brung up Proper‘ The opening chapter of Jason Manford’s autobiography sets the scene beautifully and dramatically for what’s to follow in the … Continue reading

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Mack The Life – Book Review

Mack The Life – Lee Mack Book Review Rating: ***** Publisher: Transworld Publishers – Corgi Books Mack the Life – For further information and book purchase I’m sure the writing skills and discipline required to write his smash hit sit-com ‘Not … Continue reading

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Bad Boys II Surveying Their Empire

Danny ‘Slim’ Gray and Richard Blackwood Show Rating: **** Hackney Empire London E8 Saturday 28th July 2018 Produced and Promoted by Alpo R, Charlie Kenny & Geestor Productions Richard Blackwood After a 3 year sojourn onto prime time TV, with … Continue reading

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