The Cheeky Monkey Comedy club takes place at the Cross Bar, 147 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP

Telephone number 0121 449 6300

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Previous Show - 23rd May 2006

Good crowd - nicely full. The quality of comedy was very very good.

The comics who stood head-and-shoulders above the rest

Kevin Bland - professional, great material. This guy is going to the final, I sure

Dave Mansell
- outstanding - he combined magic and music. The best act of the night

Rhodri Rhys
- the compere - awesome - he has to be headline material or win some awards or something

Comics who were very good - but I can't remember their material

Matt Keston
- young jewish comic who had really good material

Mark Stephens

Sean Nolan

Murray James

Comics who were reasonable

Gareth Pyle - okay. Very dark comedy with some good gags

Nadeem Rangzeb - I was particularly interested in this guy since he runs an occasional club in Birmingham called Balti Knights. In alot of respects he was terrible with complete lack of comedy timing. On the other hand, he did do some very good observational material about muslims, which other asian comics are not touching - for example the impact of so many British muslims marrying their cousins "all my cousins have the same face, except me. They think I'm weird"

Men with Bananas - these are two Kings Heath guys having a stab at being a comedy duo. Being a comedy is an unrecognised very difficult art form, since not only do you have to worry about your own comic timing, you have to worry about keeping to the script. These two kept to the script for six minutes and were okay. Suddenly one of them made a mistake with a word, which resulted in them ad-libbing and going off at a tangent...and they were brilliant

Paul McCadden

There were no comics that were rubbish