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MARK THOMAS | INTERVIEW

MARK THOMAS | INTERVIEW

Political satirist and comedian Mark Thomas speaks with Emily Garside about his new tour the Red Shed, the miners’ strike, and the EU. Your shows, both stand up and the more theatrical, are all very distinct, how do you go about creating a show?  Each show is based on actual events, but rather than just […]

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PAUL FOOT | INTERVIEW

PAUL FOOT | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks with surreal comedy master Paul Foot about his latest tour, where he gets his ideas from, and surrealism. “I saw a piglet, and I thought it was a pity she were a piglet and not a person. People have slightly better lives than piglets do. All that mud. I can’t bear […]

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THE CATHERINE TATE SHOW – LIVE | COMEDY PREVIEW

THE CATHERINE TATE SHOW – LIVE | COMEDY PREVIEW

In one of her first live performances since she was noticed by TV executives at her 2001 Edinburgh Fringe show, and her first tour ever, award winning comedian, actress and writer Catherine Tate will be performing in Cardiff this November as part of a 21 date tour around the UK. The Catherine Tate Show -Live […]

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JASON BYRNE | COMEDY INTERVIEW

JASON BYRNE | COMEDY INTERVIEW

“When I go and see a lot of stand up I can just get bored if they’re not doing a lot of shit.” Starts Jason. “But with me you’re constantly watching me moving around and grabbing stuff. So I challenge anyone to zone out of my gig. It’s too noisy!” The energy that Jason provides […]

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ELIS JAMES | COMEDY INTERVIEW

ELIS JAMES | COMEDY INTERVIEW

“We’re going to try to take the best bits from our podcast and expand on them,” says comedian Elis James when asked about what audiences can expect from his joint live show with friend and Radio X co-presenter John Robins. “We have quite a good handle on which features from the show have resonated most […]

 John-Paul Davies

NOISES OFF | STAGE REVIEW

NOISES OFF | STAGE REVIEW

Just Good Friends St Peter's Civic Hall, Carmarthen

  St Peter’s Civic Hall, Carmarthen Wed 27 July   Michael Frayn’s 1982 play within a play, Noises Off, is notoriously one of the hardest comedies to stage. Act 1 begins with a late-night technical rehearsal of Nothing On – a bawdy, sardine-obsessed farce of slamming doors and mistaken identity. Frayn, between forgotten lines and missed cues, establishes […]

 Natalie Powell

GUIDE TO WALES IN THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE | FEATURE

GUIDE TO WALES IN THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE | FEATURE

Rachael Hutchings previews the Welsh shows heading up to Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. HIJINX THEATRE: MEET FRED When and Where: Fri 5 – Thurs 25 Aug, 3.55pm, Summerhall. What: Fred is a cloth puppet who measures in at two feet tall and yearns to be a part of normal society and have a […]

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BILL BAILEY: LOOKING INTO LIMBO | COMEDY INTERVIEW

BILL BAILEY: LOOKING INTO LIMBO | COMEDY INTERVIEW

Marcus Hughes speaks with Bill Bailey about his latest live show, Limboland, examining life and its ability to fall short or, if we’re lucky, occasionally exceed our expectations. Flick through the channels on any given night of the week and you’re bound to land on several appearances from Bill Bailey. Whether a repeat from one […]

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GLEE CLUB’S JAMES ALLEN | COMEDY FEATURE

GLEE CLUB’S JAMES ALLEN | COMEDY FEATURE

  James Allen, the General Manager of the Glee Club in Cardiff, speaks with Luke Owain Boult about working in comedy, hecklers, and how to get into stand up. Could you just roughly describe an average day at Glee if there is one? Well, on an average day, we do shows here at least three […]

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CLINT EDWARDS: COMEDY CAROUSEL | COMEDY INTERVIEW

CLINT EDWARDS: COMEDY CAROUSEL | COMEDY INTERVIEW

Since launching in 2014, Glee Club’s Comedy Carousel has become something of a cult hit with audiences. Hosted by Clint Edwards and Robin Morgan, both leading lights of the Welsh comedy scene, the night breaks from the typical three-acts-and-a-compere night with special guests, new acts and more – as Clint explains… Comedy Carousel isn’t your […]

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