Having even the most casual of interests in comedy over the past 20 years, you would be unlikely to have missed out on the work of Adam Buxton. Firstly cutting his teeth as one half of cult Channel 4 duo Adam & Joe before making the move to radio, and finally the stage, Buxton has established himself as as a unique voice, mixing a pop savviness usually associated with American comic writers with a quintessential British silliness. In more recent years, he has been touring his live multimedia BUG shows – pitched somewhere between a TED lecture and crowding round a friend’s laptop to fawn over YouTube. His latest show, coming to RNCM in June and following last year’s Radiohead Special, focusses in on the back catalogue of XL Recordings – a label responsible for putting out work from artists as diverse and illustrious as Jack White, The Horrors and Gil Scott-Heron. With a mix of interview, commentary and videos from talents such as Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry, it promises to be another popular outing for Buxton.

Fri 27 June, Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, M13 9RD, Tel: 0161 907 5200, 8pm, £16.50, www.rncm.ac.uk

Fri 27 Jun
Jon Whiteley
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Mon 23 Jun 2014