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Dwight Slade’s Manchester Comedy Review

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His comic scorn for lazy thinking, orthodoxy and smug complacency steamrollers all before it. He has a gift for exaggerating the quotidian injustices of American life to a point where they seem like hostile attacks on one sane man’s soul. Of course, some of this recalls Bill Hicks, with whom Slade cut his comedy teeth. But Slade is his own man: there’s an excel-lent physical sequence about a driver and his car radio , that is light years from Hicks’s …

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Dwight on the night

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Dwight on the night; a mark of how predictably safe comedy on the Fringe has become that Dwight Slade’s first night at the Tron is a sellout. Hitherto unknown on these shores, his UK debut has been buoyed by a wave of hopeful hype. Slade, you see, was a close friend of the late great Bill Hicks who, even ten years after his death, remains the finest American comedian to hold a mic stand since Woody Allen turned to the …

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Fringe Comedian

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Fringe comedian Dwight Slade, unlike the eastern seaboard of the United States last weekend, is full of energy. It’s something of a miracle, given that the biggest shortout in the history of the world forced him to spend an extra 29 hours in JFK en route to his first gig outside the US. Perhaps it’s simply the adrenalin charge post-gig augmented by the lurid purple T-shirt he was forced to buy in Chicago O’Hare that is creating a charge in …