American comedian, writer and actor Scott Capurro is returning to the UK with a ‘deep’ look at the world of today at the Anthony Burgess Foundation. The offence economy is in overdrive, so Scott Capurro has migrated from “inappropriate” to “problematic”, but his sharp eye for hypocrisy and relentless pursuit of gasp-inducing punchlines has only improved. Scott wrangles with rich friends, worthy yoga, marital improvement and the miseries of home ownership. Certain that every silver lining is attached to a rather imposing cloud, he spins yarns that are meant to resolve issues but oddly seem to have the opposite effect. A truth-teller cut in the Lenny Bruce mould, Capurro has been a consistent voice of unrest over the last three decades so it’s well worth checking his takes on the garbage fire that’s been burning for the past few years.

Fri 1 Feb, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY, Tel: 0161 235 0776, 7.30pm – 9pm, £5 adv,

Fri 1 Feb
John Stansfield
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Mon 4 Feb 2019