Comedy Jason Byrne

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The comedy world is flush with Irishmen at the moment - two of them (the eventual winner Tommy Tiernan and Ed Byrne) were on the Perrier shortlist at this year's Edinburgh Festival. Jason Byrne (no relation, above) is riding similarly high, having just had a special broadcast on Channel 4. His live act, which involves a range of wacky props, has been described as "part Spike Milligan, part Duracell Bunny", which exactly sums up his energetic brand of surrealism. He is on an impressive bill for a special comedy night, compered by Junior Simpson, which also features Ross Noble and Andre Vincent, on Wednesday.

Pleasance Theatre, London N7 (0171-609 1800) Wed 8pm

James Rampton