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SomeNews – The Free Topical News Show (Steve N Allen)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Nestled in the basement of a New Town pub is this little gem of a comedy news show hosted by the charmingly affable Steve N. Allen, who bounds on-stage, determined to make the best of a small, slightly rain-sodden crowd. He opens with some chat before launching into riffs and rants on hot topic news stories, a couple of fun musical interludes and a handful of varying-in-quality impressions. His patter with individual audience members is witty and well-honed, instantly allaying the small audience syndrome. Allen hits the mark more often than not, with an effusive mix of biting satire and gleeful mud-slinging that recalls Russell Howard by way of Ian Hislop. More than worth a look.

Laughing Horse at The Newsroom, 5 – 28 Aug, 5.15pm (6.15pm), free, fpp153.
tw rating 4/5