T01075685745 (PLEASANCE11)Off the back of the last successful edition of this slightly ridiculous quiz show, comedian Mark Allen is back to pit top stand-ups against each other again in a bid to find a modern-day Universal Genius. But what is a Universal Genius? Well, quite simply, it’s someone who excels in every single facet of human understanding. They may have once been called 'Renaissance Men', but as the Renaissance was ages ago and women are now allowed to be geniuses as well, Universal Genius seems a better description of what he’s for. 'The next show sees top comedians Tom Bell and Dan Atkinson battle it out for the coveted title. With rounds such as art, science, wit, etiquette, languages, poetry and hunting, we will sort out the wheat from the chaff and find who has what it takes to be considered a true modern-day Universal Genius.
|19 Mar 11||Pleasance, Inner London :: V276|
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Mark Allen's Quite Good Britain - T01015038107Since Great Britain was first formed over 300 years ago, it has struggled with its identity. It’s made up of several fiercely independent countries, the monarchy is German, the national motto is French and our national animal comes from Africa. Before now Mark Allen has always been happy to pass this off as just one of the quirky characteristics of Britain but in June of this year, hundreds of thousands of British people voted the BNP into the European parliament. Suddenly, our identity crisis just got more serious, and Mark is determined to sort it out once and for all. In this all-new updated show, Mark Allen - documentary comedian, investigative funnyman and proud citizen of the UK - looks at what it actually means to be British. Is this country still Great, or is it just Quite Good?
|3 Oct 09||Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham :: V0812942011|
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|19 Sep 09||The Rondo, Bath :: V855|
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T564618002 (BRINDLEY09)Edinburgh Fringe favourite Mark Allen has announced a stand up show at The Brindley next month. Mark has been writing and performing comedy for more than ten years in some of the country's most prestigious venues including The Comedy Store in London. For the last three years, Mark has performed three solo stand-up shows at he Edinburgh Fringe. As well as standup he writes comedy for TV and radio including The BBC Talent's Urban Sketch Comedy Initiative and BBC Radio Five Live's Richard Bacon Show.
|11 Sep 09||Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn :: V1448285374|
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