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A-ha! For the first time since being condemned by Norfolk's civic leaders for presenting their denizens as inbreeding berks, comic star Steve Coogan is to return to the city to perform.

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Comedy: debt wish - live

For one of our top comic talents, Rowan Atkinson (left) does not do much live work. When he does tread the boards, however, Atkinson remains a fine physical comedian. On Friday, he heads a bill that lives up to that overworked adjective "starry". Debt Wish - Live, a Comic Relief benefit focusing on debt relief, also features David Baddiel, Simon Day, Kevin Day, Angus Deayton, The Happy Mondays, Goodness Gracious Me, Lenny Henry, Sean Hughes, Lee and Herring, Smack the Pony and Stomp. A similar line- up (with Steve Coogan and Alan Davies instead of Atkinson, Deayton and Henry) takes the floor on Saturday 5 June.
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