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The News At Kate 2013 – World Inaction (Kate Smurthwaite / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Comedian Kate Smurthwaite hosts this charming afternoon talk show with changing guests, always peppered with comedy, stand-up and songs, to discuss news and issues in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Today’s guests were New York comedian Lee Camp, who sat bravely through the routine mocking Americans (but his tirade of political satire proves his worth). Also present was the frighteningly lovely Rebecca Morden from cabaret troupe Scary Little Girls, who dicussed with Smurthwaite the topic of feminist performers and rounded off the show with an Amanda Palmer cover.  Furthermore, vitriolic critique was fired at Fox News (for the Americans) and the Daily Mail (for the rest of us), making this show an extremely pleasant way to spend the afternoon.

The Canons’ Gait, until 25 Aug, 3.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elizabeth Jewell]