a great night! Packed out and the quality of acts was unbelievably
high. Surely we must have seen the winner of this year BBC Comedy
to photograph the first act, Damian Larkin (sorry), so our second
act above was Kerry Godleman.
She started a string of top quality act. Unfortunately, I can't
remember any of her jokes - but I do remember thinking "wow
she is good!".
act, Lee Bannard.
This was top stuff - all the acts were top quality, but for
me this was that next level up. Very surreal and very dark.
Sixth act, Becky Love.
playing innocent songs with a dark twist. The audience really
Eighth act, Anna Crilly.
She was very very good. In many ways she reflected the new breed
of female comedians that are coming through. Gone are the gags
about boyfriends and parts of the genitalia - which I've always
found boring. In comes surreal sophisticated gags, plus real
life observations. Also, you could see in Anna Crilly the beginnings
of the de-construction of gags - never seen this done by a female
Tenth act, Ayesha Hazarika
- just like Anna Crilly a breath of fresh air in female comedy.
Good act about the confusion of being Muslim and Scottish
Twelth act, Steve Forbes
- quite a bizarre act about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
final act of the evening, Andrew
Yes, she was very good. She played this upper class girl - "Gosh,
this is the closest I've been to trainers" - really like
Fifth act, Geoff Norcott.
What can I say, a seasoned professional - quality all the way
through. Also, it is nice to see him adding new material to
his already classic rap section.
Seventh act, Lloyd Thomas
ninth act, Dave Power
Eleventh act, Andrew
Thirteenth act, Tony Augarde
Compere for the evening was the ever brilliant Geoff