Monday July 18th, Star of Kings

It was a gloriously cool and chilled room at The Star of Kings last night as we worshipped at the altar of air con. First to the stage was Zach Marczika and the things he misses about Florida, which isn’t the mosquitoes or the meth labs. It was then over to Jack Short who lost 3 stone recently. The audience cheered, which was appallingly body fascist so Jack put them in their place. The fabulous Jennifer Zheng was next. Jen’s mum sent her to Chinese school for 15 years, which left Jen with enough knowledge to realise she was a

Tuesday, July 12th, Star of Kings

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

Tuesday, Star of Kings, May 7th

Tuesday night at The Star of Kings started off a little quieter than we’ve come to expect, but the audience got going soon enough and ended up a really fun crowd. First up was Danny Niceone and some tough life questions, like when did tea become code for anal? It was then over to Ella Bloom and how as a child she spoiled her mum’s good looks. It’s ok, though, because Ella has that temper under control now. Next was Nicky Vere-Compton (who is quite definitely the keyboard to beat if you want to grab any cancellation spots), who’s not

Tuesday, Star of Kings, May 3rd

Last night at The Star of Kings was G&B’s Music & Character Comedy Night, easily one of my favourite gigs in the G&B calendar. First up was Barry Allen (aka Mark Nicholas) who gave us some great advice: never look directly at The Sun, because its page 3 is crap nowadays. It was then over to Natalie Durkin and just why she wants a shed. It’s waaaaay darker than you might think. Daniel and Molly was next with everything from global politics to artificial intelligence and horny robots. We then had a bit of comedy class from Tasmin Sarkany and

Tuesday, March 15th, Star of Kings

It was Rohan Sharma who kicked off the show Tuesday night at The Star of Kings. Rohan confessed that when he was a kid he couldn’t wait to turn 16 and to exercise that extra purchase power to buy a second paracetamol. It was then over to Ajay Rose and his relationship with his therapist, which can only be described as competitive. We then had Amber Phillips, who ruined supermarket bread for all of us, before Jack Charles gave us a musical lament to the very bakers Amber maligned. It was then over to Tree Bradstreet who has decided to

G&B’s 8th Birthday at The Star of Kings

So it was G&B’s 8th Birthday! last night and what a truly awesome show it turned out to be. I couldn’t have been happier with everything from the turnout to the line-up. Nights like this one make everything so worthwhile. I even had a tear in my eye at several points during the night…which hasn’t happened since the 80’s! Kicking off the night was a familiar face to everyone who gigged at The Royal George last year, the simply hilarious Steven Mayne. Steven popped the night’s cork with a simply beautiful intro that would have had me blushing if I

Wednesday, March 3rd, Arch One

I’ve said it several times since lockdown ended, the standard of comedy coming from the new acts arriving on the circuit is seriously impressive. Maybe it was 18 months watching Netflix comedy specials or studying their comedy idols, but whatever it is, the G&B audiences are loving it. Opening the show last night we had Tom Cousins, who might be a serial killer in waiting…if his mattress’s damp crop circles are anything to go by. It was then over to Joey Abels and why sublime is no compliment if you’re a lemon. The utter legend that is Jimbo was after

Wednesday, February 23rd, Arch One

We were at Arch1 last night and what a cracking show it turned out to be. Getting the crowd off to a brilliant start was the hilarious Sam Adamson with sex toys, playground oddities and inflatable siblings. It was then over to Duffy Connors and a few tips on how to make those ferry journeys fly by before Tino Giaccotto told us he’d moved here to learn English, but after two years working in a restaurant, he’s now fluent in Spanish and Polish, but no better with English. After Tino was Phillip Cornwall, escaping from the corporate world one reclaimed

Tuesday, December 7th, Star of Kings, Nightmare Before Christmas Show

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