Last night was G&B’s Camp as Christmas Show at The Star of Kings and it certainly lived up to its title. First up was the irrepressibly Northern Natalie Durkin, a gal who doesn’t own a coat and whose favourite tipple is gravy. It was then over to Oli Riordan, who loved having divorced parents as a kid because it meant double the gifts at Christmas. We then had Sassy Clyde, who once and for all put the scissoring myth to bed. It was then over to Dane Buckley, who says he’s half Irish and half Indian and whose nan says
December 14th is our final LGBT night of 2021 and we’re going out with a bang and a boa with G&B’s Camp as Christmas Show. Headlining we have the hilarious CJ Hopkins and the simply brilliant Dee Allum-Gruselle. The rest of the camp and the crazy will be thanks to this festively fabulous lot: David Ferguson Lily Webb Natalie Durkin Rhys Thorne Gareth Edward Sassy Clyde Ren Pereira Oli Riordan Dane Buckley Bex Bond Philip Ascott Miss Rielle Samia Hussen Lee Campbell Meredith Martyn Marco Chiu Michael Cumes Show starts at 7.30pm at The Star of Kings. Dress code: fabulous!
Six years ago to the day was our first G&B’s Nightmare Before Christmas show, an evening dedicated to comedy’s darker side. It was from the success of this night we developed our Dark Delights shows (the next one is February 22nd), a space where acts could experiment with darker comedy in the knowledge an audience knew what was in store. Good dark comedy is possibly the most difficult to hone and perfect. Too often we see young comics come to the stage with tasteless gags that they think are funny and when they get a cold response from a room
So I’ve no write-up for yesterday’s show at The Star of Kings as I was technically audience yesterday because I’d handed the show in its entirety over to Ryan Cross to do his first full show MC job. Also popping his cherry was Jimmy Grimble who was doing his first G&B headline spot and I think it’s fair to say they both utterly smashed it. As far as first MC spots go, I’m sure today Ryan is thanking the comedy gods for giving him an absolute gift of a line-up for his first MC job. You’ll be seeing more of