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Review: Alan Francis & Richard Herring @ Tobacco Factory

Tonight’s BrouHaHa was a double bill that encompassed last year’s Edinburgh with Alan Francis and a preview from Richard Herring. Alan Francis  I had not come across Francis before last night but was pleased with his performance. Francis’ act is a mixture of angry middle aged ranting (fortunately not in “a grumpy old man” kind […]

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Review: David O’Doherty @ Tobacco Factory

I will start with a confession: I have never been to a matinee comedy performance before. And on an incredibly hot and sunny Saturday afternoon I feared that David O’Doherty would struggle to get the audience to forget that they could be sun bathing and enjoy a performance of comedy. I have documented before my […]

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Preview: Murder She Didn’t Write

“Hello. Police? I would like to report a murder. In fact, I would like to report a murder every day from the 12th-24th August. The suspect? Degrees of Error, one of Bristol’s foremost improv troupes.” In Edinburgh this year, Degrees of Error will be performing their brand new murder mystery themed show, ‘Murder She Didn’t […]

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Review: Bristol Comedy Garden

When I heard that the Bristol Comedy Garden was returning for another year I was very excited. This excitement doubled when I had the opportunity to review it. However, after Wednesday night my excitement was somewhat muted. Wednesday started with Craig Campbell hosting. The Canadian bounced on stage with undisguised enthusiasm. My knowledge of Campbell […]

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Preview: Bristol Comedy Garden

In just a few days some of the biggest names in comedy including Alan Davies, Mark Watson, Ed Byrne, Adam Buxton and Omid Djalili will be making their way to Queen Square to perform in the beautiful Comedy Big Top – and I:M will be there to cover the best of the action! Thousands of comedy lovers from Bristol and beyond have already bagged their tickets […]

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Interview: Viv Groskop

Viv Groskop, a writer and comedian who grew up in Bruton, has her first book out tomorrow (27th June). I Laughed, I Cried: How One Woman Took on Stand-Up and (Almost) Ruined Her Life is a “mid-life crisis memoir” about performing 100 gigs in 100 nights. Viv worked in journalism for 15 years before deciding she had […]

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Preview: Bristol Improv Steals the Show

Coming up with a title for a show is hard. Seriously. Have a flick through the Edinburgh Fringe Guide, a brochure for every show venturing up to the world famous festival, and you will see just how many shows there are. So why bother even picking one at all? Just steal someone else’s… right? Bristol […]

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Review: Jack Dee @ Bristol Hippodrome

After six years absence from touring I am pleased to report that Jack Dee doesn’t seem any happier. After a worryingly upbeat start to the show Jack was back to his miserable self in no time at all. He may be getting older but he is certainly not mellowing with age. The upbeat start included some fairly blatant […]

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Review: Elf Lyons is a Pervert

Former Bristol University student Elf Lyons has performed hugely successful and highly acclaimed shows in Bristol, London, and at the Edinburgh Fringe. She founded the Secret Comedians comedy night at The Richmond pub and now runs several nights across East London.  ‘This is going to be rather like a group therapy session,’ was how Elf […]

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Preview: Jack Dee @ Bristol Hippodrome

Jack Dee has long been a comedy hero of mine, from his early adverts for a well known beer when he became affectionately known as “the midget with a widget” – a nickname I am sure he is still proud of – to his stand up work and then his hit BBC2 sitcom Lead Balloon. I […]

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