Brilliant night of comedy – totally packed.
The night could have been a small disaster since the opening act couldn’t make it due to his train being delayed by 3 hours. A trackside fire outside of Birmingham had brought the entire West Mainline traffic to a grinding halt.
So credit is due to all the other comedians who extended their sets to cope. Ben Briggs deserves special credit: he performed twice and totally stormed it.
He did an extended set and was simply amazing. My jaw was hurting from laughing so much. His observations about life as a middle aged man had the audience both laughing and agreeing with his worldly observations. He is like a Buddha figure who not only gives you profoundly good advice, he also leaves you rolling on the floor laughing.
Really likeable comic. He engaged well with the audience and had them laughing.
I’m sure Ben was having the gig of his life here. He did 10 minutes as the opening act and had the audience laughing out loud straight away. A ball of energy he certainly woke up the audience. In the second section he did another 10 minutes and what a storming 10 minutes he did. A great story about a horrible drunk on the train, he squeezed loads of laughs out of what was otherwise a simple story of someone being chucked off a train – indeed one of his gags had people clapping.
Really great material – I can see her appearing on tv and radio shows in the coming. You can’t help but warm to her and her improv material was excellent.