What an amazing show – all the acts were excellent in their own way. The place was packed.
Where has this comic been hiding? Excellent act. He starts off with the gag about why he is the only comic banned from Afghanistan after telling an inappropriate joke at a USA army show – very funny: I’ve been re-telling this story to my friends this morning. He then moves onto the problems with his marriage – again hilariously funny, especially when told in his Bolton accent.
A truly great comic.
This was the first time she has ever compered and she was superb – she is a natural host. She has a ‘Lucy Porter’ style about her: warm, engaging, draws you in with her gags, but with that additional sauciness for spice. I am confident that if she had told the audience that we should all do the conga round the room, everyone would have happily obliged.
This was the first time he has done 20 minutes and he got everyone laughing with his quick fire one line gags. Paul always delivers the laughs and he was spot on tonight.
Great 10 minutes. Indeed, I’ve been retelling his story about how he failed his Travel Lodge interview due to him quoting Greek Classics. Material centred on his time working at Waterstones and having to bluff his way with customers, who always had a greater in depth knowledge of literature classics, than he had. If he can do 20 minutes at this standard, he’ll be a headline act very quickly
A strong 15 minutes, which involved a mixture of funny songs and tales about being a mixed-race Scot-Pilipino. An act to keep an eye out for in the future.