Comedian of the week: Daniel Kitson, various venues


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A year after Daniel Kitson relieved himself of his trademark locks and beard for the exquisite Where Once Was Wonder, a show about identity (Kitson was worried that his had been hijacked and appropriated as some sort of left-field brand), the master storyteller, comedian and dispenser of quiet wisdom returns.

After the Beginning. Before the End. is the new one – the idea for which arrived, after months of false starts, "like a child, late home from school, oblivious to the worry and the panic…"

Liverpool Playhouse (0151 709 4776; Wed; City Varieties, Leeds (0113 243 0808; Thur