crowd - nicely full. The quality of comedy was very very good.
comics who stood head-and-shoulders above the rest
Bland - professional, great material. This guy is going to the final, I sure
Mansell - outstanding - he combined magic and music. The best act of
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
Keston - young jewish comic who had really good material
Comics who were reasonable
Pyle - okay. Very dark comedy with some good gags
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"
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
There were no comics that were rubbish