COMEDY

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COMEDY

Lee Evans (right) This supercharged physical comedian pours so much into his wildly entertaining show that he carries a towel on stage to wipe himself down. "If I went to the toilet now, I'd pass steam," he says as the perspiration seeps through the back of his shimmery jacket. "In fact, I'd whistle." Lyric Theatre, London W1 (0171-494 5048) until tomorrow; then Apollo Theatre, London W1 (0171-494 5048) from Mon to 30 Mar

Donna McPhail The co-host of BBC2's Sunday Show has made her name as an acerbic, even aggressive stand-up. "I am in-your-face. Women comedy is such a weird thing to get into that you have to have a strong personality." Cardiff Sherman Theatre (01222 230451) tonight

Umbilical Brothers Shane Dundas and Dave Collins use stunning physicality and a vivid imagination in a random series of sketches. Arts Theatre, Gt Newport St, London WC2 (0171-836 2132) 8pm to 16 Mar, pounds 15-pounds 10

JAMES RAMPTON

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