night - packed out. Special thanks go to all the comedians who performed for free,
so that all the money raised on the door could go to Oxfam and Fairtrade campaigns
Bayley opened. She was excellent. She warmed the audience up perfactly
In the middle were two acts, Johnny Sorrow and Craig Deeley.
Sorrow comes from West Bromwich in the Black Country and talks with
a strong Black Country accent. He plays this character who is very manic who has
failed in all the Working Mens clubs of the Black Country and is determined to
make it big "Johnny is on his way back! Johnny is on his way back! Johnny
is on his way back!" is his catch phase whenever he gets laugh. I personally
enjoyed him - there's something of the Vic Reeves in his character. So you either
get the character and find it hilarious, OR you don't
Deeley has come on a treat. He did 20 minutes and it was solid.
Quality gags from start to finish
White headlined - excellent. He audeince were rolling on the
floor from start to finish
Nice - I'm never quite sure how she does it but she has the audience
in the palm of her hand from the start. She had them singing pop sings, playing
'past the parcel', got them hyper-excited about a raffle where the prizes were
tat from Kings Heath High Street (she had one member of the audience modelling
a bag of dubious fashion quality and who then wouldn't hand it over to the prize
winner ) - give Barbara her own TV show, I say!