Category Archives: Comedy & Theatre

The Undertones / Roughneck Riot – Warrington Parr Hall

“Any day of the week’s when Saturday comes” And when it entails a night in the company of The Undertones, it’s always going to be special. What’s more, this time it involved a new venue for me, five and a … Continue reading

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Blancmange / Transference – Darwen Library Theatre

“Here comes a love song … there goes the banister!” Time moves on, and some of us aren’t getting any younger (says a bloke who turned 50 two days after this special happening), with none of us beyond nostalgia, not … Continue reading

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Juplicity: strong, warm, wild and free – the Phill Jupitus interview

It was ‘early doors’ and stand-up comic/actor/performance poet/cartoonist/radio presenter/TV stalwart (perm any two from six there) Phill Jupitus was in Leeds, preparing to head to his next gig, 230 miles south in Tunbridge Wells. But he was at least set … Continue reading

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Jason Byrne – Southport Comedy Festival

For the first time in a long while I went to a gig and didn’t get the pen and jotter pad out once. There seemed to be no point. I’ve regretted that in the past at comedy shows. Getting home … Continue reading

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Taking art and science into insanity – the Robin Ince interview

Robin Ince, described on his website as ‘comedian, writer and that sort of thing’, was on his way to the Tate Modern for a meeting ‘about an idea’. He wasn’t letting on what, but added, “My life is filled with … Continue reading

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Revealing the Byrne identity – the Jason Byrne interview

It’s been a mad-busy few years for Jason Byrne, the Irish comic currently heading back around the UK in his guise as The Man With Three Brains show. In addition to extensive worldwide touring, you may know him from appearances … Continue reading

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Sunshine, moonlight, good times, boogie – the Tito Jackson interview

It’s not even 9am in California, but it’s already Tito Time, with the third eldest Jackson sibling more than happy to share a few stories from his impressive career. Guitarist and vocalist Tito – real name Toriano Adaryll Jackson – … Continue reading

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