Our Sunday afternoon shows at The Star of Kings go from strength to strength with each passing week. This timeslot seems to have hit the mark as neat alternative to a Sunday evening show. Last night was no exception with a wonderful crowd who were up for laughs. First to the stage we had Louisa Corr and just why parents are a bit crap when it comes to faux text concern. It was then over to Paul Little, the man who reckons Jaws might have been a very different movie if the coast guard had employed vague euphemisms to get people out of the water. Matt Heath was hot on Paul’s heels with a great stoner conundrum: why don’t rabbits drown when it rains? The fabulous Emily McQuade was up next wearing an outfit from a store that caters for swing dancers and Satanists…and she don’t do swing! It was then over to Andrew Mullan with the damaged rap and dysfunction beat box before Benji Williams cleaned up thanks to his imaginary Vax. Tasmin Sarkany was after Andrew with a chronological maze set that took us back to where we were at the end of the beginning’s final opening punchline at the end of her set’s first gag. Then all the way from Brighton we had the fabulous Jimmy Grimble and everything from kebabs to romance and the fat hamster excuse. Closing the first half was the utterly glorious Kitty Cassis (aka Aimee Cooper). Kitty was on awesome form last night. From her early days as a celebrity Bonjela dealer to the lofty heights as her local Neighbourhood watch chair and how she can sniff test yeast infection from across a room, Kitty had that room in tears of laughter.
After the break our tradition magic spot was done by the marvellous Adam B and some weird and wonderful colour changing hankies that had everyone’s brains in a fuddle. It was then over to a real G&B fave, the brilliant Declan Kennedy and everything from comedy submariners to ginger sperm and deep-fried kids. The glitzy Gemma Barry was after Declan with just why she is utterly incapable of any men in uniform fantasies. We then went to Keely Morgan (aka Stefan Harvey) and some gossip from the Amphibian Nail Care centre. It was then the turn of David Veniar and when a gift isn’t a gift: when it’s a burial plot! We then had Rohan Sharma, a man who has had loads of ‘the sex’ and not just with spiders. After Rohan was Jo Dexter and the traffic jam in which you can take a piss, better known as a swimming pool with congested lanes. The final act of the night was the wonderful Donal Vaughan. Never afraid to be truly controversial, Donal asked the big questions, like now that pandas are off the critically endangered list, is it time to see what they taste like and do vegans get their nutritional needs from their own self worth? A brilliant set from an amazing comedian.
So that was last night. Thanks to everyone, acts and audience, for making it so much fun. We’re next at The Star on Tuesday for our growing Old Disgracefully show and headliners Stevie Bee and Jimbo. Hopefully see you then.