Last night at The Star of Kings was a ton of fun all kicked off by an absolute stellar set from musical trio Ding. From coffee love to the checkout sonnet, they were an absolute blast to start the night. It was then over to Ros Hale for a little more music, in the form of her lockdown breakdown, homemade bagpipes. After Ros we had Richard Cobb and some tips on how not to get star struck when meeting celebrity dogs. Dave Mullen then confessed that he used to be insecure in the bedroom, whereas now he’s insecure in rooms all over the house. After Dave we had Lewis Badham, the human equivalent of the crocodile from peter pan and the guy you don’t want to sit next to on a plane. Alex Mandel-Dallal then hinted to the benefits of a doubled barrelled name…none of which she enjoys! Rick Murtagh was next with everything from bitchy therapy dogs to tips on how to lose weight: smoke more fags! Closing the first half was the amazing Tom Briggs. Any description of this set would not do it justice…unless accompanied by some serious class A’s. A mix of crazy clowning, prop comedy and audience participation, it was just a rollercoaster of silliness you didn’t want to end.
After the break and a bit of card sketching, we had the fabulous Andy Bucks who has discovered a whole new level of nerdiness with his love of Gmail delayed messages. It was then over to Anky Damz, aka Shanky Damz, the gangsta lover who hates Ed Sheerin…naturally. After Shanky was Benji Williams, an unapologetically middle class comic who longs for the real middle class, cliché life where he falls for his therapist. The brilliant Maya Kolaska was after Benji with her pain at being too tall to be a weatherwoman or a druglord. The evening’s penultimate act was Phil Henderson, the man who doesn’t like to be pigeonholed sexually, but will try almost anything else. Closing the show was the dinky dynamite that is the fabulous Sarah Mills. From her loving of storage solution porn to vibrator snuggling and how to slap a saddle on an old English sheep dog, Sarah had then lapping it up.
So that was last night at The Star. Headlining next Tuesday we have the hilarious Phil Green and Benny Shakes.