Tuesday, August 24th, Star of Kings

Tuesday, August 24th, Star of Kings

It was a packed and brilliant night at The Star of Kings last night and first to the stage was the hilarious Ryan Cross, whose preference for a role play outfit was more Gas Board than Ann Summers. Lee VG was next with the foolproof guide to never getting out the wrong side of the bed. It was then over to Shuang Teng and the problems of an overly smiley disposition…especially at funerals. Ahmed Ibrahim was next with how to prove you’re not a serial killer, which isn’t as easy as you might think. After Ibrahim, we had Jo Dexter and the 21st-century curse of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Streatham. Gary Munchausen was next with the confession that he’d picked up some bad habits during lockdown, but there is hope the great Lord Gary Lineker might bring him solace. G&B fave Emily McQuade was after Gary with a look at Freud’s tight five, whose every punchline ends with “…your mum!”. It was then over to Phil Green and when an aubergine isn’t a suitable vegetable for a family what’s app vegetarian menu. Closing the first half, and having traveled all the way down from Darlington for the gig, was our lad Bryan James, the grande dame of the Zoom G&B shows. Bryan answered the question when is a BJ not a BJ: when your nan is asking in Lidl, to the sour milk doorstep challenge for those who want to make sure their visitors are covid negative. Great stuff and so good to see him.

After the break and a bit of 16th-century Japanese feudal lore magic, we had the brilliant Nicholas Everritt. Nick, who says he looks like a German dentist with a collection of feet, has what he prefers to think of as a mass shooter face. Next was Rabiah Coon, who came out of lockdown fully medicated with a full-on Dick Van Dyke accent. It was then over to Rohan Ashar, the part-time white man from the University of York before Suchandrika Chakrabarti told us about the second worse thing to attending a hen do: organising one! We then had Jack Skipper, a man who got himself a load of tattoos so he could blend in…with largely the wrong people, unfortunately. The evening’s penultimate act was Mark Nicholas and the autism disco hit: It’s Rain man, Hallelujah! Closing the show was the fabulous Harun Musho’d, who was on cracking form last night. Kicking off his highbrow set with a breakdown of university social hierarchy to some basic nominative determinism and those who were a predictably big splash in the field of piss studies, Harun had the room in hysterics.

So that was last night, and it was a belter of a show. Thanks to everyone, acts, and audience, for making it so much fun. Next Tuesday is our LGBT night with Headliners George Tothill and Brandon Burke.