Listings: First Call, Last Call
Thursday 03 December 1998
HAVING PLAYED the gig circuit for longer than most, Catatonia have been rewarded with commercial success. They begin a major UK tour in March next year and are currently recording a third album. Live prowess comes from energetic lead singer Cerys Matthews (right), who swaggers and smiles, summing up the band's attitude - serious lyrics mixed with a devil-may-care approach.
Derby Assembly Rooms (01332 255443) 10 Mar; Woverhampton Civic Hall (01902 552121) 11 Mar; London Brixton Academy (0171-900 9100) 19 Mar; Cambridge Corn Exchange (01223 457555) 22 Mar; Portsmouth Guildhall (01705 834146) 23 Mar; Hereford Leisure Centre (01432 278178) 24 Mar
PINT-SIZED ex-rabbi-turned-comedian, Jackie Mason, comes to the end of his London run. A joke star of the old school, Mason is also eager to use topical material - the Clinton-Lewinsky affair figures, while he claims not to understand British politics: "There's this person in the cabinet, but out of the closet?" Now aged 64, Mason has published an autobiography, broken Broadway box-office records and won numerous performance awards.
Playhouse, London WC1 (0171-839 4401) to 6 Dec
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
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