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Comic Vic's a lot of laughs.

Comedian Vic Reeves gave North East fans something to laugh and think about.

He performed to a full house at Durham Town Hall on Tuesday night as part of Durham Literature Festival 2006.

At the event, compered by Viz creator Simon Donald, Vic ( real name Jim Moir ( treated the audience to extracts from his new book Me: Moir with stories from his colourful youth, including tales of his hatred for vegetables, growing up in Darlington and his early friendships.

Vic, who supposedly derived the name Vic Reeves from two of his favourite singers, Vic Damone and Jim Reeves, performed new material, including a reading in the guise of Detective John Fowler from Vic's TV series Catterick. After the show Vic said: "I had a great time. I loved it.

"The festival is useful for not only the public but also for the arts. Writing and painting are the most important things in the world.

"My advice for new writers is simply to get a good dictionary and thesaurus."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 13, 2006
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