Sun30 Jun
Simon Donald - Barry Twyford Isn’t Meant
Liverpool45 Hardman Street, L1 9AS
Doors Open: 16:30 | Show: 17:00 | Ends: 18:00


Simon Donald, of Viz Comic fame, performs as his most popular character, the hapless market researcher Barry Twyford, whose surveys often pose more questions than they answer. An endearing and loveable idiot, Barry spends the whole show desperately trying to find ways to entertain the crowd. In his inimitable floundering style, he has attempted to gain the venue’s permission to perform an exit survey of the audience, but instead has accidently booked himself to perform an hour of comedy. A terrified Twyford attempts to use the internet to find someone, anyone to help him, whilst online he has some bizarre face-to-face encounters a number of Donald’s outrageous character creations.

‘Superb, inventive comedy’ Stage

‘As funny with a microphone as he was with a pencil’ Guardian

‘Newcastle’s second funniest man’ Ross Noble

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Simon Donald
Simon Donald
Simon Donald, Internationally renowned lavatory humourist and co-founder of Viz Comic, made history alongside his brother and a school friend by turning their playground antics into the notorious sales phenomenon of the late 20th century. Donald has been appearing as a stand-up comedian since 2005, he has written and performed seven Edinburgh...more
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