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Britain's Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy to play Leeds show this weekend

Last week's Britain's Got Talent winner, Lost Voice Guy, is coming to Leeds this weekend.

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ON STAGE: Micky P Kerr had the crowd laughing at his first audition. PIC: Syco/Thames courtesy of ITV

Leeds comedian Micky looks back at Britain’s Got Talent experience

Returning to work yesterday after a whirlwind experience on Britain’s Got Talent brought Leeds comedian Micky P Kerr firmly back to reality.

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Micky P Kerr PIC: Syco/Thames

Fans salute to Leeds comedian Micky P Kerr after Britain's Got Talent final heartache

A comedian from Leeds who was defeated in the final of TV talent show Britain's Got Talent has received an outpouring of support from fans nationwide.

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Micky P Kerr. PIC: Syco/Thames

Fans wish luck to Leeds comedian performing in tonight's Britain's Got Talent final

He created quite the storm in the semi-finals when he made tennis star Andy Murray's mum Judy the butt of his joke.
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Dark comedy: Doug Stanhope is coming to Leeds in June. (photo: Brian Hennigan).

Doug Stanhope - comedy that’s on the edge

US stand-up Doug Stanhope comes from the school of hard drinking, straight-talking comics. Chris Bond talked to him on the road.

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Good stand-up can be a magical experience.

Nick Ahad: The magic of stand-up

A couple of years ago I was presenting my BBC Radio Leeds show, when something a little unexpected happened.

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On tour: Jeremy Hardy is heading to Wakefield next month with his latest stand up show.

Jeremy Hardy has comic staying power

He’s been a stand-up since the mid-1980s and is still making the nation laugh. Jeremy Hardy spoke to Brian Donaldson ahead of his latest UK tour.

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WHAT NOW?: Bridget Christie's latest show looks at the state of the world and where we go from here. It follows her stand-up show last year inspired by the Brexit vote.

Big interview: Bridget Christie on mixing comedy and politics

Whether it’s feminism or Brexit, Bridget Christie has never been afraid of using comedy to address big issues, as Yvette Huddleston found out.

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Try out Camden's full range of beers

Say hello to The Little Camden Beer Room

Camden Town Brewery is saying Hello Leeds to bring you five days of great beer fun with their pop-up venue, The Little Camden Beer Room.
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Tommy Cannon (left) with Billy Pearce (right) in Seriously Dead. The play is coming to Rotherham later this month.

Big interview: Tommy Cannon on going it alone for new role

Tommy Cannon is fired up for a new challenge, to tour in the stage comedy Seriously Dead, after over 50 years in showbiz.

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Brian Conley is on tour with his new show, which visits several Yorkshire venues.

Entertainer Brian Conley on his new stage show that’s coming to Yorkshire

Brian Conley has hosted top-rated TV shows, starred in musicals and had a go at ballroom dancing; now he’s touring his new show. Phil Penfold reports.

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Angus Deayton. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA.

Angus Deayton: Past laughter in the air

For a medium intended to be seen only in the mind, radio has spawned a surprisingly prolific industry in stage adaptations.

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Rosie Wilby.

Famous comedian and author Rosie Wilby is coming to Leeds tonight to talk about monogamy and modern relationships

The famous comedian will be at Hyde Park Book Club as part of the feminist comedy club this evening.
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Ruby Wax.

Ruby Wax on why we are all mentally frazzled

Ruby Wax has more comedy chutzpah than you can shake a stick at and now she’s back on the road and heading to Yorkshire. Chris Bond spoke to her.

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Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies at his Knotty Ash home aged 90

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90, just two days after getting married, his publicist has announced.

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‘I have kleptomania. But when it gets bad, I take something for it.’... The classic one-liners and greatest jokes of Sir Ken Dodd

Sir Ken Dodd, master of tickling sticks, Diddy Men and tattifilarious comedy, reduced fans to helplessness with his bucktoothed grin, a shake of the through-a-hedge-backwards hair and a cry of "How tickled I am".

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Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Sir Ken Dodd: Tributes paid to one of comedy's 'all-time greats'

Sir Ken Dodd has been described as a "legend" and an "inspiration" as celebrities and fans shared fond memories of the popular comedian following his death at the age of 90.
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Funny man: Bill Bailey's new tour draws on his experience as a stand-up comic.

Bill Bailey - Comedian is still larkin’ about

One of our best-known comedians, Bill Bailey tells Chris Bond about a change in style for his new show Larks in Transit and why he still enjoys stand-up.

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PUN MASTER: Comedian Tim Vine brings his new show Sunset Milk Idiot to Yorkshire in March.

Word player

Master of the well-honed pun, comedian Tim Vine is about to head out on tour with his new show Sunset Milk Idiot. He spoke to Brian Donaldson.

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Sophie Willan. PIC: Steve Ullathorne

Big interview: Sophie Willan’s fearless working-class comedy

The daughter of a heroin addict, Sophie Willan grew up in care and now as a comedian tackles areas where others fear to tread. She talks to Yvette Huddleston.

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