Fri 17th Jul 2020 at 8:00pm ends 9:00pm
NextUp Comedy presents:
Michael is a stand up, writer, actor, compere, improviser, warm-up and won the 2009 Chortle Best Off Stage Contribution for his blog, and the 2012 Sony Silver award winner for the on going podcast Do The Right Thing. He co-presented the Absolute Radio Sunday show with Dave Gorman. He will be at The Edinburgh Festival again this year with his new show, following the success of previous shows, ‘Tell it Like It Is’, ‘Steve’, ‘Free Wifi’ and ‘What A Shame’. He also performs occasionally with Robin Ince in Righteous Ire, Pointless Anger.
More experienced than his youthful, smiley looks and persona would suggest, his cheeky, lively and charming persona hide a bite that keeps every audience on the edge of their seats. In demand across the country, on TV Michael Legge has appeared with such diverse artists as Jack Docherty, Morwenna Banks and Melinda Messenger.
★★★★-Chortle, ★★★★-The Wee Review, ★★★★-The Scotsman
Start Time: We recommend joining at 7:30pm (UK time) to ensure you’re set-up for an 8pm start. Each gig lasts around 50-60 minutes.
Review left at 9:06pm on Mon 13th Jul 2020
The crowdwork thing makes it better than a basic youtube show.
Review left at 1:36am on Mon 13th Jul 2020
Anna Mann was absolutely amazing! What a wonderful treat for a Friday evening ❤️ The way she engaged with her guests & made everyone feel welcome was everything I had hoped for. Loved seeing the audience and people’s faces...something you wouldn’t actually experience in a normal show. You didn’t have to have your camera on, so for the shy guests who didn’t want their faces on show this was an option. I would pay to see her again and again! Loved all her stories and although I have heard some of them before, her unique style brought back happy memories of the past and her glamorous but could we say somewhat frivolous & possibly sordid past. A true icon ❤️
Review left at 3:30pm on Sat 11th Jul 2020
I get why audience microphones were encouraged to be switched on, but I don't need to hear other people chewing. The constant audience interjection (which seemed to mainly be friends of the organisers?) was unfunny, intrusive, and wasted about 20 minutes out of a one-hour show. It made the experience feel like being on the outside of a smug high-school clique with in-jokes. I could pay less than 9 pounds to sit in a pub and listen to the conversations on the next table and have just about the same amount of fun. I was so incredibly disappointed because I love Jess and Hench was the funniest thing I'd seen for years. This was rubbish though, through no fault of Jess herself.
Review left at 3:16pm on Wed 8th Jul 2020