Review: Milton Jones

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft

There may have been a plot somewhere deep in Milton Jones’ latest show, but it really didn’t matter.

Reduced Shakespeare Comedy's The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)

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Luke Wright

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Mark Watson

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Josh Widdicombe

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Sara Pascoe

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Marcus Brigstocke. Pic: Huw Jennings

He’s a favourite on Radio Four and known for his emphatic political satire, but this was a very different show from Marcus Brigstocke.

Dawn French will perform at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on November 29-30.

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Comedy feat pix 6/11/14

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Katherine Ryan

If only every comedian was as acerbic, smart and downright funny as Katherine Ryan.

Alex Horne

Some comedians tell a stream of gags, some a winding story. Alex Horne stealthily creates a contraption to ring a bell that would have made Heath Robinson proud.

Laurene Hop in Love Conquers All.

Norwich Fringe Festival returns this weekend with a diverse programme of talents from art to cabaret, theatre to music.

Poet and comedian Tim Key

Watching poet Tim Key’s latest show is like a waking dream - and not just because the stage set prominently features a double bed.

BUG host Adam Buxton

There’s no need to envy London when Adam Buxton can bring the best of his BUG shows to Norwich in such charming style.

Edinburgh Fringe award winner Bridget Christie. Photo: Steve Ullathorne

So this could be awkward: Bridget Christie is a woman and a feminist. We know this because she tells us, repeatedly. I’m a male journalist - and a target for a reasonable chunk of her material.

Dawn French

The end of summer need not be a source of gloom. This week has plenty of comedy nights. Simon Parkin picks some to keep a smile on your face,

The Nimmo Twins. Credit: Will Farrow.

The Nimmo Twins, Normal for Norfolk 12: Fritton’s Got Talent

Comedian and writer Karl Minns back in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

One of Norfolk’s finest comedy exports revealed he was more nervous about the return of the Nimmo Twins than their first performance in front of a crowd of two people.

Mark Dolan

Summer, sunshine and sizzling stand-up. This week offers another extravaganza of great comedy across the region. SIMON PARKIN picks some shows guaranteed to provide the laughs from comedy origami to Edinburgh previews.

Comedian Milton Jones will be heading to King's Lynn in February.

Comedian Milton Jones will be heading to Norfolk as part of his UK tour next year.

Holt Festival 2014 - Les Cubitenistes street theatre

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Pam Ayres.

Poet Pam Ayres is bring her wry observations on life to north Norfolk.

Jim Davidson is playing three dates in Great Yarmouth. Picture: submitted

King of comedy Jim Davidson is returning to Great Yarmouth to lift the lid on his time in the Celebrity Big Brother house when he brings his national touring show to the resort.

Matt Richardson

The career projectories of most comics goes from years of playing depressingly small venues, to decent theatres and finally telly. For Matt Richardson, things have been a little different.

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