Tuesday, November 30th, Star of Kings

Tuesday, November 30th, Star of Kings
We were at The Star of Kings last night and the show kicked off with some laughs from Jim Brown and some of the little things he tried during lockdown. Divorce was his least favourite. It was then over to the brilliant Holly Kasselder. Holly describes herself as one of life’s ‘medium’ type people, but our audience definitely thought she was one of life’s fabulous people! We then had Jamie Skepper, who comes from a long line of torch bearers and tightwads. Marc Molnar was next with why he would get paranoid and check if he’d crapped himself any time his partner told him he’d slept like a baby. It was then over to Myles Burgess, who’s a big deal in Ancient Greece, maybe not so much in Modern day London, though. It was then over to Phil Green who would recommend the stunning views afforded by a trip to Bolivia, just not the ones from a doctor’s surgery window with a thermometer up your ass. We then had the puntastic Kyle Davies (no relation), who has been working hard to lose his lockdown weight…plus his pre-lockdown and post-lockdown weight. Closing the first half was the wonderful Jake Cornford. Jake reckons he looks like an EDL member who’s been on Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. As a result, he on occasions suffers quite from enthusiastic dissociative felatio.
After the break we got off to a great start thanks to the brilliant Rhea Folkers and why the occasional misgendering is fine if it lets you avoid an over eager chugger. After Rhea we had the return of the fabulous David Ferguson. Having gone through some seriously tough times in hospital with covid recently, we’re all grateful he’s utterly crap at dying. It was then over to Oskaras Šiuša, who came to the Uk to achieve his lifelong goal of looking English and morning ‘moisturisation’. It was then the turn of a new face to G&B, the hilarious Quinn Beasley. From Hitler’s Facebook profile to circus performing to brain damaged uni-cycling, Quinn covered some interesting terrain. Our second new face of the night was Shalaka Kurup who explained just why Paddington Bear was the perfect metaphor for the British attitude to all things immigrant. Daniel Bishop was after Shalaka with things to do before he dies: learning to accept himself. Deep. But fuck that, he’d rather slap a kid. G&B fave Ashish Suri was the evening’s penultimate act. Ashish is so incredibly proud of his girlfriend and just how well she copes with the advantages of her white privilege. Such a trooper. Closing the show was the mellifluent marvel that is Ben Kavanagh. From the Nando’s virgin and the cuddly Nazi haircut to the perfect Morley’s jingle and some hard core, middle class house music, Ben rocked them all the way to their conservatory and back. Cracking stuff.
So that was last night and oh, how we laughed. Next Tuesday at The Star of Kings we have G&B’s Nightmare Before Christmas show, an evening of dark comedy and twisted magic. Headlining we have Neuroses (aka Robbie Fox) and Anthony Gilét.