Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Penguins are normal part of childhood

FOLLOWING on from Miles Jupp, who sold out two stand-up shows at the Kenton Theatre earlier this month, the comedy season at the Kenton continues with Irish comedian Sean Hughes on 23 March, writes Alison Stodolnic.

Sean Hughes — best known for his long stint as team captain on the BBC2 quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks — is touring his show Penguins, following a successful run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

With intelligence and an endearing candour, Sean takes us back to his Dublin childhood and the awkwardness of his teenage years, telling stories about his family, school days, friendships and much more.

Sean Hughes is one of the best-known stars of the UK comedy scene, thanks to his wry wit, hilarious observations and, at times, dark take on life, love and the universe in general. As well as Buzzcocks, audiences will recognise Hughes from his own TV show Sean’s Show (Channel 4) and appearances in The Last Detective (ITV1) and Coronation Street (ITV1).

He has hosted his own show on BBC Radio 6 Music, appeared in Alan Parker’s movie The Commitments, starred in the film adaptation of Spike Milligan’s Puckoon and — unlikely as it may seem — performed in the West End in As You Like It with Sienna Miller. Sean was the youngest ever winner of the coveted Perrier Award and he has won a Fringe First for his short plays Dehydrated and Travellin’ Light.

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