Write-up by guest MC Barbara Fernandez Another brilliant (and a bit bonkers) night at The Star of Kings! Rosemary Gomes got us off to a great start – now we know why ducks cross the road: they’re in an argument over Row vs Wade. Steve Tillo then gave us the solution to stop people walking while speaking into their phones sideways – a bit of Adele should do it. Speaking of phones, Alex Howard says you know when you’ve had a rough night when your phone doesn’t recognise your face! Now there’s a conundrum. Next was Craig Butler who had
Headlining on our opening night at The Albany – Great Portland Street for G&B’s Dark Delights show we have the wonderfully dark Elliot Curtis and the wrongest of wrong un’s, Edinburgh Festival’s king of the dark and twisted, Bob Walsh. As always, not a night for the kids or the easily offended.
Last night at The Star of Kings was G&B’s Growing Old Disgracefully Show, the night where acts who are still haunted by the whine of dial-up get to get up on stage and not see blank faces when they use terms like ‘mix-tape’. First to the stage, and getting things off to a cracking start, was Mark Vincent and his swollen prostate. It was then over to He who cannot be named’s understudy, Nicky Vere-Compton…and Nagini! After HWCBN was the puntastic Mark Rivlin who is opening a chip shop in Bahrain called Sultan Vinegar. It was then over to Rabiah
It’s back at The Star of Kings on May 16th, G&B’s Growing Old Disgracefully Show, the night with no acts under 40, so no need to explain what dial up or a mix tape was. Headlining we’ve the legend that is Jimbo and the deliciously dark and deviant Elliot Curtis.
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
So Wednesday night at Arch1 was G&B’s Dark Delights show, our dark comedy night. I love these gigs so much and last night’s basket of deplorables were just plain brilliant. Kicking things off we had Mike Strogi, who gave the show an explosive start as well as some tips on the right airline to book if you want to fly straight to the office. It ws then over to Tom Cousins and a little nostalgia for the greats of 70’s TV before Connor Yeates explained just why Gordon Ramsey’s advice that you should always eat what you make might have
G&B’s Dark Delights returns to the stage at Arch1 on April 27th. An evening dedicated to laughter’s darker side, headlining we’ve two of the darkest souls in comedy, Elliot Curtis and that wrongest of wrong un’s, Bob Walsh.
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