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
Well we had an awesome night of comedy at Arch1 last night. Everyone was on cracking form and the audience were lapping it up. First to the stage was the sumptuous, sartorial silliness of Jack Davies and just why blow-jobs are wrong and complimenting someone’s shoes is an insult. Next was Danny John Scott, the teacher who is inspiring a whole new generation of burger technicians and Hollyoaks’ extras. It was then over to Shuang Teng who learned a whole new language because she was just too polite to correct a colleague who thought she was Japanese. Next was the
Headlining December 1st at Arch1 we have the brilliant Sean Knox and the utter legend that is Jimbo. Bringing the laughs for the rest of the night we have this fabulous lot: Doug Graves Barbara Fernandez Jack Davies David Parsons Omodara Olatunji Mr Lorraine Connor Yeates Lim Ajay Rose Joseph O’Donovan Louis Brady Emma Richardson Marc Molnar Tom Cousins Peter Wallace Show starts at 7.30pm.
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