What an amazing show – all the acts were excellent in their own way. The place was packed.
A great act whose cv undersells him. In many ways he is Les Dawson for the 21st century. No mother-in-law gags, but plenty of stuff about his life as a school teacher in Moss Side, Manchester. Just like Les Dawson, he has this great ability to put on a strong northern accent and puckering his lips, so he looks as if he has no teeth. Superb.
We gave Karl a five minute spot. He did 5 minutes previously, where his off-the-wall act had half the audience rolling on the floor and the other half completely lost. His act tonight was just as off-the-wall with him trying both new and regurgitated 1970s material……and he certainly had the audience laughing.
A very clever act. Danny performs as a comedian ‘lacking confidence’ but you know by the quality of the gags, this act is being repeated refined. Danny tells gags and then proceeds to taken them apart to understand why they were funny or not. Very funny
Andy blew the audience away with many shaking his hands afterwards – including myself. With his strong Northern Irish accent he just grabbed the audience by the lapels and shook them. His gags refreshingly included gags about ‘The Troubles’….and I say refreshingly, since few Northern Irish comics mention the The Troubles, even though life in this Provence must be dominated by it.
He finally brought the house in his comparison of child birth and a local pub burning down. A very funny act with a very strong 10 minutes.
I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I liked Tim. He had a laid back ‘deadpan’ style with him reading his gags from a clip board. I’m even laughing now thinking about his act.