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Who to watch at the Lincoln Comedy Festival 2012

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: October 04, 2012

  • Rob Rouse

  • Laura Corcoran and Matthew Floyd Jones, aka Frisky and Mannish are returning to Lincoln Drill Hall.

  • Not to be confused with Puff the Magic Dragon, Piff's show is strictly for the over 16s

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Over the past several weeks we have been bringing you interviews and news in the build up to the Lincoln Comedy Festival 2012. Now underway, here's a roundup of some more comedians in the programme just waiting to make you laugh...


Rob Rouse is back on the road with his biggest ever UK tour, heading to Lincoln Drill Hall on Friday, October 5 (8pm). Having become a father for the second time, this time to a baby girl, Rob finds himself a staunch radical feminist, albeit trapped inside the body of an emotionally stifled 38-year-old man. However, this is not a stand up show about men vs. women. It's the expression of one man's befuddlement at modern life and the confusion of bringing a daughter into a seemingly ever-more distorted world where a Vagazzle has become something to aspire to.


Piff the Magic Dragon returns again this year with Jurassic Bark. Will Piff find his princess? Will Mr Piffles defy the Cannon of Certain Death? (16+). Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on Friday, October 5 (8pm).


At the same venue, Tim Key is bringing his idiosyncratic poetry and prose with new show Masterslut on Saturday, October 6 (8pm). As well as three sell out years at the Edinburgh Festival, the poet comedian and book writer has also been resident poet on Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe (BBC4) and Mark Watson's Radio 4 show.


Life, according to Frisky and Mannish, isn't about spreadsheets. It's about joy, laughter and pop music. The comedy duo, cabaret creation of Laura Corcoran and Matthew Floyd Jones, have taken their particular brand of pop education all around the world. Now they're coming back to Lincoln Drill Hall on Saturday, October 6 (8pm) with their best bits, and some brand new stuff.


The sharply observant and quick-witted Marcus Brigstocke will take on the restructuring of every aspect of British life in The Brig Society (14+) at The Engine Shed on Thursday, October 11 (8pm).


The Lincoln Comedy Festival is ongoing until Thursday, October 11. Visit www.lincolncomedyfestival.co.uk

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