So last night at The Star of Kings I had to rush home very quickly before the show started, which meant either starting late or making a field promotion and having someone MC the first half of the show. Well, we’re going to be seeing more of Ryan Cross in the MC role after last night I suspect. He did a cracking job at seriously short notice. So big it up for MC Ryan! Unfortunately, I missed the first act, Lee VG, so just take my word for it when I say I always make sure the first act is a belter. After Lee, we had Richard Woolford and some spectacular prop comedy in which he gave the finger to the room more than once. It was then over to Louis Collenette and the best reply to the one-minute flash in 8 years of G&B gigs. As the evening was a benefit performance in aid of James Percy, it was only right he performed next… It was all news to me, too. Ramon Diaz then shared a wonderful moment with us and came out as a proud member of the LGBT community. It was a beautiful moment. The fabulous Caroline Madds was next with tips on handling the zero fucks given diet and the joys of working from home. It was then over to the simply eggcelent, Tom Briggs whose eggciting set left us all egging him on for more. Closing the first half was the deliciously dark Nick Everritt, a man who describes himself as having a lone wolf, incel, cannibal vibe, but would prefer to be seen as a woke, centrist, fuck-boy comic, while all along knowing he’s more German dentist with a collection of feet in the freezer.
After the break, we had ‘that’ trick, the one with the nail and the audience on tenterhooks. It was then over to the wonderful Aaron Levene, the man who has a great future as a wedding planner for those who want to make sure they look better than anyone at their special day. Kevin Cussack was next with a real page-turner of a set that kept us all in suspense. Ronnie Dott was after Kevin with a great idea for a website akin to Off-Com aimed at helping maintain quality and standards within a niche industry. It’s called Off-Face. Me Too, said Ben Henley, our next act, before proposing a fab idea for the equivalent of shampoo and conditioner all in one bottle…only for Covid testing. Next was Holly Kasselder, a lady all the way from Colorado, the land of God, guns and drugs and who has a wonderful collection of weird first dates. The evening’s penultimate act was Nativ Gigs who has thoroughly enjoyed working/drinking from home during lockdown. Closing the show we had the simply brilliant Declan Kennedy. Brining us Dalek eggs, horny haircuts, Canadian heckling and the Amazonian combover, Declan had them in tears of laughter from start to finish.