Sunday afternoon at The Star of Kings was another cracker of a show. Kicking things off we had the brilliant Jimmy Grimble and hamster suicide, DIY circumcision and Sainsbury’s bump and grind. It was then over to Shuang Teng and the mother of all Freudian slips, the less said of the better. G&B’s favourite punster, the truly puntastic Mark Rivlin was next with just why he and his wife don’t do everything together, especially beard growing. After Mark was Renata Pereira, Pritti Patel’s worst nightmare and a lady with some seriously confusing heritage, but she’s proud of her twang. It was then over to Oskaras Šiuša who got us to ponder if The terminator was programmed by Match.com, would it be the most efficient dating agency? Stephen Portlock was next with Hamlet, his imaginary dog whom he feels a little awkward taking to OCD group therapy. Closing the first half we had Jack Hoosie (aka Gareth Edward) and tales from Yorkshire’s third cleanest gay sauna. From the Whitney Whirlpool to the Spice Girls Steam Room and the Continental Cheese Buffet, it all get just that little bit steamy…as you’d expect from the third cleanest sauna in Yorkshire.
After the break and a more highbrow magic interlude than usual we had the hilarious Georgia Thorp. And did you know Georgia is Greek for ‘you’re never too old to be an astronaut’? It was then over to Ryan Cross who admits to getting a bit pervy with his Mrs and like to pretend he lives on his own…and can afford to. It was then over to Sam Adamson and the extra burden a ginger kid like him brought on the family. The sun cream bills alone were crippling! We then had a new face to G&B, the brilliant Jerome Saigol. Coming from mixed Irish and Muslin heritage, where one bans alcohol and the other sees it as compulsory, things were never that easy growing up. Talking of Ireland, we then had Duffy Connors a lad who hasn’t had sex in so long the dates have worn off his condoms. Closing the show was the always awesome Donal Vaughan. From Icelandic adult toys to the three essential vibrator settings (gentle, passionate and colonoscopy) to the joys of a distant parent, Donal had that room in absolute tears of laughter. An utterly fabulous way to close the show.
So that was last night and a belter of a show it turned out to be. Headlining next Sunday we have the wonderful Samuel Ch Zernig and her fabulousness Hatty Preston.