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Bruce Dessau

Analog.Ue, National

Daniel Kitson made his name as stand-up’s leading publicity-shy performer and he is now carving out a similarly enigmatic theatrical reputation, resisting self-promotion and simply delivering consistently compelling work.

Catriona Knox, Soho Theatre - comedy review

In recent years some of the most successful Edinburgh Fringe shows have featured the public almost as much as the performers.

Arthur Smith, Soho Theatre - comedy review

Comedy legend Arthur Smith has been known to coast during some gigs.

Miles Jupp, Ambassadors Theatre - comedy review

It's easy to make instant assumptions about Miles Jupp. On the surface he appears to be a tweedy, Telegraph-reading young fogey who likes nothing better than tutting at litterbugs. But stick around a while and there are welcome rug-pulling surprises in hi

Rubberbandits: Continental Fistfight, Soho Theatre - comedy review

Rubberbandits start their new show, Continental Fistfight, by previewing their musical, London Town, a mix of Mary Poppins and shooters.

Who's a naughty boy: Mark Thomas on his latest show, 100 Acts of Minor Dissent

Mark Thomas hardly looks like a revolutionary. He's more ageing mod in his buttoned Crombie and polished Dr Martens. But when we meet on a Sunday morning he reveals that he's been out since 5am chipping away at the capitalist system.

Tommy Tiernan, Soho Theatre - comedy review

Most of the capital’s Irish population seemed to turn up for their compatriot Tommy Tiernan last night.

John Kearns/Liam Williams, Soho Theatre - comedy review

A new wave of talent is crashing on comedy’s shore. After Alfie Brown last week, John Kearns proves that his Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer award was no fluke.

John Kearns/Liam Williams, Soho Theatre - comedy review

A new wave of talent is crashing on comedy’s shore. After Alfie Brown last week, John Kearns proves that his Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer award was no fluke.