Report back on last nights show
What an amazing show – the place was full to the rafters
He had the audience laughing throughout, but the high point was when he got 4 members of the audience out on stage to recreate King Arthur and Camelot. The four people he got out were amazing – they played their parts to the full and were just hilarious.
Astonishing, astonishing and astonishing. He simply took the roof of the place leaving people talking about his act all night.
His entire 20 minutes was totally improvised based entirely on audience interaction. It did help that we had one member of the audience who looked like the twin brother of Larry David from ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and provided Russell with so much material to improv on. Based on this one gentlemen’s comments, Russell created a world where he is doing a West End show about willy-helicopters, the 28th October is now International Toothpaste Day and his performance last night was just a figment of the gentleman’s imagination.
The audience were at times almost collapsing with laughter on the floor and I was one of them.
Watching Russell Hicks last night was reminiscent of watching early Ross Noble on stage.
Tony was great – a good compere who did alot of improv with the audience and got them laughing from the start.
He material was very interesting and very topical. A Geordie of Indian heritage. He dealt with racism growing up as a child in Newcastle and how racism has changed in the last few years due to the rise of UKip.....namely it is the Eastern Europeans being picked on now. Also how south Asians migrants in Britain are themselves being racist towards Eastern Europeans.
He had the audience both laughing and fascinated by his material.