COMEDY: GIG OF THE WEEK

Glen Foster tonight Jongleurs Bow, London E3
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The Independent Culture
US comedians such as Rich Hall, Greg Proops, Arj Barker and Scott Capurro have long been fixtures on the British comedy circuit. But now they're being pursued across the Atlantic by a Canadian comedy invasion. Canadian comics such as Russell Peters, Alan Park and Mike Wilmot have already established a following over here. And now they're joined by Glen Foster, a veteran of the prestigious "Just for Laughs" comedy festival in Montreal. A former advertising copywriter, Foster looks like the archetypal middle-management corporate type. But his act reveals someone more volatile, as he quietly seethes about the high-stress life he - and we - have been subjected to.

Jongleurs Bow, London E3 (0171-564 2500)

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