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Neil Hamburger: Discounted Entertainer (Assembly And Soho Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Have you ever laughed mischievously at an inappropriate group text message following a celebrity death or tabloid scandal? If you have, you will adore 60 minutes in the company of Neil Hamburger, a man who drips sardonic disdain from every orifice. Wearing enough hair gel on his deliberately appalling side-parting to set himself alight, Hamburger recites dozens of vulgar jokes about derided figures in American pop culture, including Charlie Sheen, Paris Hilton and Michael Jackson. His material is frequently outdated, concerning long disbanded rock groups, but his shambolic appearance and self-lacerating personality are so hilarious that a lack of topicality never seems to matter. Listen out for his gag about Britney Spears.

Assembly George Square, 15 – 28 Aug, 10.40pm (11.40pm), £11.00 – £12.00, fpp125.
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