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Paul Currie is not yet a household name, you may never have heard of him, but your children might have seen his work.  He has been a lead puppeteer for the Cbeebies channel since 2007.  Puppeteering, you might guess, features heavily in his act, which has been described as “the Monty Python version of stand up comedy.”

A quick visit to his homepage offered me the chance to see some of his work, which was visually enthralling.  His comedy isn’t a laugh a minute, but it is very funny, and unlike some acts, accessible to everybody.  He may look like a cross between Tony Law and Rufus Hound, but his act is all about body movement, facial expressions, backing tracks and props.  I am intrigued enough by the snippets available on the web to make a trip to watch and learn (that’s the Cbeebies call-back).

Paul Currie comes to The Stand, Newcastle on Tuesday 24th March.

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