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Review: Dylan Moran, Ipswich Corn Exchange Thursday, November 29 2018

PUBLISHED: 22:41 29 November 2018 | UPDATED: 22:41 29 November 2018

Dylan Moran

Dylan Moran


Leaving a packed out Ipswich Corn Exchange with a face aching from a permanently etched smile over the course of 90 minutes of Dylan Moran’s ramblings, proof of a good comedy gig rarely comes as stark as this.

But from the moment he ambled on stage discussing the levels of eclair rankings at various supermarkets, to the moment he staggered off it, the Irish funnyman was ablaze with his inimitable warblings.

The Dr Cosmos show largely centres around his experience of aging and love, taking a sideways swipe at the madness of life as couple with a knowing nod to being one of those very souls himself.

A few Brexit and Donald Trump gags sets the doom and gloom nice and early, before launching into a rib-achingly accurate, if off-beat stance, on why women are always right, the awkward experience of meeting fellow husbands at dinner parties, and why a 6.30am date over a bowl of Coco Pops will really find out what your partner is about.

It’s where the Black Books and Shaun of the Dead star is at his finest.

His utterly unique similes and expertly exaggerated scenarios are delivered masterfully to depict those ludicrous little moments in modern life to which everyone can relate.

Particular highlights have to go to his spot-on impression of why cats are like Alan Rickman, and the “Chernobyl with priests” existence that was growing up in Ireland.

But don’t just take my word for it, find out for yourself – not to be missed.

A lorry crashed into another HGV after a tyre blow out on the A14 this morning, causing tailbacks towards the Orwell Bridge.

A car lost its front bumper aftera crash in Ipswich town centre during today’s rush hour.

Mental health campaigners will head to London to demand better mental health care in the region.

Motorists are being advised by Suffolk police to expect delays across the county’s roads on two separate occasions during the festive period.

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has joined councillors and schoolchildren from Rushmere Hall to plant trees as part of an scheme to mark The Queen’s work for the Commonwealth.

A man who was last seen at work two days ago is still missing, causing concern for his whereabouts.

A school is set to create a new teaching block to help it meet a growing demand for pupil places.

Detectives investigating reports of an attack outside an Ipswich restaurant have arrested two people.

The prime minister might have won a confidence vote but, asks political editor RICHARD PORRITT, what now for her leadership, Brexit and the country?

Theresa May has won the confidence vote on her leadership of the Conservatives – but has promised MPs she will not lead the party into the next General Election.

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