Monday, May 9th, Star of Kings

Monday, May 9th, Star of Kings
Well it was a tougher room at The Star of Kings last night than we’ve had in a long time at G&B, but the acts upped their game to meet it. First to the stage was the hilarious Sam Roulston and why the smoke from the tamboti leaves you feeling warm in all the wrong places. James Townsend was next with some poetry that covered everything from Buddha to turtles and hair chewing to lemons. It was then over to Zach Marczika who recently saw the new batman movie and was left wondering if it was set in Swansea. Keeping with the movie theme was Mike Strogi, who had us all imagine the movie mash of Bond meets Jurassic Park. Family understudy, James Hutt, was next with just why it’s called the ‘Big O’. Because you asked the question while still playing with Lego. It was then over to Chloe St George, who let us in on the big secret of orange Smarties before Tony Magee looked at renaming Mental Health Awareness Day to a more honest and realistic title for the social media generation. It was then over the the ever supple Barbara Fernandez and her new yoga position: the silly cow. Closing the first half was the simply brilliant Richard Woolford and his Mary Poppins bag of prop comedy goodies including his Vel-crow, some arresting literature and the biggest knees in comedy.
After the break and a bit of magic with the whiny little bitch baby that is Putin, we got off to a cracking start with Jack Davies and the problem with blow jobs. Well, the problem is they’re really just a job for one person. Rosie Thomas then let us in on some of her interests, like pilates, saving the planet, wellness and vegan cocaine. We then had sketch act Luke & Elliot who were all things pirate and fabulous before Olly Chalk confessed he lives in perpetual fear his girlfriend will finally peg him. We then had Alex Irons, who applied to do the London Marathon and literaly couldn’t have been happier when they turned down his application. Straight from his sell-out national tour, we then had Taylor Simpson. It’s fair to say the crowd went wild and ecstatic as Taylor told how he singlehandedly cured racism in his school by being the only mixed race kid, forcing both black and white kids to team up to bully him. It was then the turn of Carwyn Blayney, a man with an impressive collection of shorts and a possible tapeworm. Closing the show was the brilliant Joe Bingham. Joe has some great marketting advice to offer. Like how London Zoo could up its game and how Birmingham needs to get real on its current false marketing. And before he left, he gave one last bit of advice to the crowd: the more you deny something, the less people will believe you. Deep…
So that was last night at The Star of Kings. Next Monday is G&B’s Growing Old Disgracefully Show with headliners Elliot Curtis and Jimbo. See you then.