Tag Archives: Billy Connolly

Always have the bus fare hame – going wisely with Eddi Reader

Eddie Reader already had two Brit awards and had topped the singles charts by the end of the 1980s. But if you suspect this story’s merely a retro affair centred on big hit, ‘Perfect’, think again. The Glasgow-born singer-songwriter has … Continue reading

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The Crumpsall Kid rides out – the Mike Harding interview

Veteran comic, folk singer-songwriter, author, broadcaster and playwright Mike Harding is set to visit 17 small theatres and arts clubs in May. From Keswick to Barnsley via Pocklington, Mike has a busy few weeks ahead of him, and it’s not … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking the Mad Cat Lady – the Susan Calman interview

Barely half-way into a mammoth 100-date tour – from a month of Edinburgh Fringe summer dates right through until May – you’d think Susan Calman would be getting a little jaded by now. But this lawyer-turned-comic remains her characteristic bubbly … Continue reading

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End of an impressionable era – the Phil Cool interview

Forty years after swapping the electrical trade for the comedy circuit, Phil Cool is all set for his final shows back in his native Lancashire. And it’s perhaps rather apt that there’s been no great fuss about the former TV … Continue reading

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