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Teenage Cancer Trust Comedy Night Does Not Present The Death Of Jeffery Archer

by | 22nd, March 2011

ANORAK hates stand-up comedy. The only two shows we ever saw were poor man’s Sid James, Arthur Smith, hosting a gig at Jongleurs (horrible humour; room full of boozed-up estate agents), and Jerry Sadowtiz, who seduced us to the cheap seats on the back of a sketch called “The Death of Jeffrey Archer”, in which two Glaswegians spot Archer in his jail cell and spend a long, long time telling him how he is going to die at their hands. But that was it.

So. A ticket to the Teenage Cancer Trust Comedy Night promsied little mirth. And it delivered. Angelos Epithemiou is a Benny skit; Greg Davies wants to the fourth Goodie – and three were three too many; James Corden is lairy and laddish; Jason Manford is a children’s entertainer with a sex life; John Bishop is too subtle for the big stage; Kevin Bridges sets up the pins and then misses them with his glass comedy hammer; and Miranda Hart, who, though talented, is happy to be victim of misogyny.

Don’t bother going to the show. Just give the money straight to the charity. It’s a brilliant cause, and one we’ve supported…

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Current and former cancer patients (left - right) Jade Taak from London, Tom Pullen from Surrey and Lucy Pullen from Surrey with comedians from the show, backstage at the Concerts for Teenage Cancer Trust, at the Royal Albert Hall in west London.



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