Sunday afternoon at The Star of Kings with Jake O’Brien Murphy, a man so committed to his comedy he came to the club straight from a colonoscopy, which by the sounds of it was done by Dyno-Rod. We then had a memorable set from Christof Epaminondas. Unfortunately, it was Christof’s cousin, Gabriel, that we’ll all be remembering. Duffy Connors was after Christof with some tips on what to do if your ferry is delayed. Next was Dora Flowers and why you should always swat up on your molecular biology before a first date. It was then over to Joey Abels and what we all assume was an accurate impression of an Arthurian vacuum cleaner. Jakob Tanner was after Joey with the lonely confessions of a flesh light owner before Ogi explained why Southern Comfort is the best beverage to hang yourself to. Lily Webb then told us how to create the perfect romantic ambiance with some Doctor Who, Jay-Z and Van Gogh. Lewis Badham was next with the inside scoop on his idea to take on dragon’s Den. However, he has a vague suspicion fire may already have been invented. Closing the first half was the brilliant and truly magnetic Ros Hale. From tips on how to spot a weirdo (they eat talc) to her ideal romantic night (lose weight and not get murdered) and the essential app every husband should have on their phone (Find My Wife’s Remains), Ros was a true 21st century agony aunt.
After the break, and a little mindreading magic that had the crowd exercising unnecessarily dirty minds, our first act was the fabulous Greg Houston. It seems Greg might be getting a bit nostalgic as he’s missing some of those little Canadian home comforts, like ketchup crisps and bags of milk. The mellifluous marvel that is Natalie Durkin was next with the vaginal lexicon and sexy songs with a Northern slant. It was then over to Ro Dodgson and how to identify as a driver, regardless of whether you have a car, in order to get a drive thru McDonald’s meal. Tino Giaccotto was after Ro with how to sound sexy no matter how good your English. So how you doin’…? Harrison Russell was next with tips on where to never wear Crocs. On an escalator, apparently, but I’d say just everywhere to be on the safer side. Ben Smolders was hot on Russel’s heels with the nothing included trip to Croydon for winning a DJ contest. Marty Gleeson was next with just how many lava lamps suggests you’re creepy. It’s 30, and be honest, that would be creepy. Closing the show was the brilliant Joshua Bethania. Joshua wanted to be white when he grew up because he thought that if Michael Jackson could do it… He then decided he wanted to be a footballer and shortly after came to the conclusion the Brits really need to stop inventing games they’re crap at playing. Cracking stuff.