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Phil Mann’s Full Mind And Michael Keane: Intelligent Shuffle – Free (Phil Mann and Michael Keane)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Phil Mann is here to educate you. He is currently learning one topic per day, at the behest of audience members, with which to entertain and illuminate the next day’s crowd; today, he talks not only about chosen subject Michael Barrymore, but includes edited highlights of previous days’ lectures on such stimulating themes as facial hair and cheese consumption. They are surprisingly funny as well as genuinely interesting, and delivered with delight and scruffy charm. The second set comes from Michael Keane, whose ‘intelligent shuffle’ is basically a half-hour rant; brutally funny observations are delivered with quick-fire wit and Dylan Moran-esque cynicism. The two halves meld neatly into a coherent – and very funny – whole, making this well worth a watch.

Laughing Horse at The Three Sisters, 4 – 28 Aug, 4.50pm (5.50pm), free, fpp134.
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