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Magical Comedy delivered Just like that

Given the ubiquity of tribute bands that make an honest living pretending to be someone else, it’s perhaps surprising that the idea doesn't branch out into other forms of entertainment.  Admittedly, I've seen the likes… read more
Posted in Comedy, Theatre

Mark Watson Embraces Diss

I've seen Mark Watson a few times over the years, and I'm never sure how much of his intended routine ever gets delivered. Such is his conversational, seemingly disconnected, style, it’s tricky you work out… read more
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Return of the Romcom

Shekhar Kapur, probably best known as the director of Elizabeth returns after an extended period with the  romcom What’s Love Got to Do with It? It's the sort of fun, frothy and good-natured romp that… read more
Posted in Film

Caulfield covers Kangaroos and Coat hangers

Diss Station isn't really in Diss, observed Jo Caulfield, and I suppose if you've come all the way from Edinburgh by train, it must feel quite a slog from Gilray Road to the Corn Hall.… read more
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Zerdin's Stand up for Dummies is a masterclass

Is Paul Zerdin Britain's finest ventriloquist? Fans of Nina Conti might have something to say about that, but it's fair to say they are the only two masters of the art that could sensibly lay… read more
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Luke Wright’s Celebrates his Silver Jubilee

It's hard to believe that Luke Wright, or anyone else for that matter, has earned a living through stand up poetry for the last twenty five years. Once you've ticked off John Cooper Clarke, Attila… read more
Posted in Comedy, Luke Wright, Stand-Up Poetry, Uncategorised

Alfie Moore gives an arresting performance

Regular Radio 4 listeners, the great majority of which appeared to have turned up to a full-to-bursting Corn Hall, will be familiar with Alfie Moore, a former police officer and stand-up comic who presents a… read more
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By Jove, Robertson & Collett play to a full house

What does a theatre company do when cast, props and sets are stuck in a van that's broken down on the M6? As everyone knows, the golden rule is the show must go on. Gavin… read more
Posted in Comedy, Theatre

Emma is The Pantaloons at their very best

Those coming to a show by The Pantaloons expecting a faithful adaptation of their favourite novel might come away disappointed. However, those more familiar with their style will enjoy this riotous, irreverent and hugely entertaining… read more
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Hal Cruttenden is heard at his best

Over the years, the Corn Hall has played host to many fine comedians, but Hal Cruttenden's sold out show must surely rank as one of the best for a very long time. Deep down, we… read more
Posted in Comedy