Monday, Star of Kings, May 16th

Last night at The Star of Kings was G&B’s Growing Old Disgracefully Show, the night where acts who are still haunted by the whine of dial-up get to get up on stage and not see blank faces when they use terms like ‘mix-tape’. First to the stage, and getting things off to a cracking start, was Mark Vincent and his swollen prostate. It was then over to He who cannot be named’s understudy, Nicky Vere-Compton…and Nagini! After HWCBN was the puntastic Mark Rivlin who is opening a chip shop in Bahrain called Sultan Vinegar. It was then over to Rabiah

Wednesday, May 11th, Arch One

What a great night we had at Arch1 last night, an amazing crowd who were so up for laughs made it an absolute joy for our acts to bring the funnies. First to the mic was Andy Kyte. Now I’m starting to become a bit of a fanboy when it comes to Andy. Usually when an act say they are going to do some poetry, a bit inside me dies and longs for it to be a quick death. This so isn’t the case with Andy. From Gary’s Cheese Van and violent granmas to Gandhi and the eternal shame of

Tuesday, Star of Kings, May 3rd

Last night at The Star of Kings was G&B’s Music & Character Comedy Night, easily one of my favourite gigs in the G&B calendar. First up was Barry Allen (aka Mark Nicholas) who gave us some great advice: never look directly at The Sun, because its page 3 is crap nowadays. It was then over to Natalie Durkin and just why she wants a shed. It’s waaaaay darker than you might think. Daniel and Molly was next with everything from global politics to artificial intelligence and horny robots. We then had a bit of comedy class from Tasmin Sarkany and

G&B’s New Act Competition, May 2nd

It was G&B Comedy’s New Act Competition at The Star of Kings last night and as seems to be the case with every one of these, the standard was incredible. On the last three competitions, the act walking away with the trophy and the cash has done so thanks to literally a couple of votes (on the last two just one vote!). Not last night, though. last night we had a clear winner. And that winner was George Williams, who got the cash, the trophy and the paid spot on next month’s show. Well done¬†George.

Sunday, Star of Kings, May 1st

Show blog by our guest MC Barbara Fernandez Yesterday at The Star of Kings was quite the afternoon! First up was Matthew Healy who cautioned us not to name a baby after the first thing you see: especially if you live in Romford. Next Monica Chatterjee who loves being short enough to call her boyfriends Daddy in the street: when she’s not being baptised in curry, that is. Benedetto Ferretti says that as he’s both Italian and camp, it’s time to stake his claim as a gay mafioso – complete with lots of moving hands. Seam Anderson taught us why

G&B’s Dark Delights at Arch One, April 27th

So Wednesday night at Arch1 was G&B’s Dark Delights show, our dark comedy night. I love these gigs so much and last night’s basket of deplorables were just plain brilliant. Kicking things off we had Mike Strogi, who gave the show an explosive start as well as some tips on the right airline to book if you want to fly straight to the office. It ws then over to Tom Cousins and a little nostalgia for the greats of 70’s TV before Connor Yeates explained just why Gordon Ramsey’s advice that you should always eat what you make might have

Tuesday, Star of Kings, April 26th

Tuesday night at The Star of Kings turned out a really fun show full of new faces. First up was Danny Scott and the joys of being a teacher in the garden of England, which is just behind the Greggs of Kent. Next was James White who hasn’t, as of today, bought a plastic bag in five years; he just steals them now. After James we had another James this one James Danielewski and the suitable punishment for putting milk in your tea first: chain them to a radiator. Just ask Boy George! It was then the turn of Matthew

Monday, Star of Kings, April 25th

Monday night at The Star of Kings was our LGBT+ nights and I think it was one of my absolute favourites. First to the mic and kicking things off in true style was the wonderful Lily Webb who has recently deciding to identify as non-binary, because finding new and interesting ways to piss off your parents is a full time job. Next up and keeping things ship shape and spotless was the fabulous Sue-the-Cleaner (aka Liam Harney). Sue has found the cost of living rise tough, so to save money on heating, she has an occasional bath with the toaster.