I’ve said it several times since lockdown ended, the standard of comedy coming from the new acts arriving on the circuit is seriously impressive. Maybe it was 18 months watching Netflix comedy specials or studying their comedy idols, but whatever it is, the G&B audiences are loving it. Opening the show last night we had Tom Cousins, who might be a serial killer in waiting…if his mattress’s damp crop circles are anything to go by. It was then over to Joey Abels and why sublime is no compliment if you’re a lemon. The utter legend that is Jimbo was after Joey with the known, knowns and known unkowns of what we didn’t know about what we knew about the stuff we knew we hadn’t a clue about. It was then over to the night’s first new face, Adam Cleveland, and how to best employ a bow and arrow and how to properly fill a wastebin. The wonderful Kate Lovelock was next with a whole new set about the man in her life and how ‘attentive’ a lover he is. Our next newbie was Alfie van den Bos, who has a hankering to be the next Louis Theroux. After Alfie was Monica Chatterjee who refuses to take responsibility for her bad taste in men; she blames it on her desire to be colonised. Danny Scott was next with a Buddhist tale of when he was a cat in a previous life. It was then over to Sam Adamson and why sex toys empower women and do the opposite to men before the fabulous Holly Hudson explained just why women need toys and why there should be somewhere she could order the perfect made-to-order man. Holly also explain to the younger ladies in the crowd just why they might well owe her a great debt of gratitude.
After the break we got off to a cracking start with Lily Webb, a gal who often looks in the mirror and is left thinking she is PC gone mad. We then had another new face to G&B, James Reading, who feels sorry for people in gyms doing push ups…just how small is their flat that they need to pay to use someone’s floor space? It was then over to Connor Yeates and everything you could possibly need to know about fingering and catholic school before Lewis Badham, the original tick, tock comic and man you’d never want to sit next to on a quiet international flight. Hot on Lewis’ heels was Eddie Edwards, a man who is growing more fabulous by the day…and they’re going to radiate him so he doesn’t get too big headed. We then had another two new faces, the first of which being Jonna Gro, who loves her corporate job…really, honest, she really does…honest. It was then over to Ranen Ekubia and all you need to know about the traditional threesome, and why it’s not for him. Closing the show we had the hilarious Mark Nicholas whom we all now know is a very ‘attentive’ lover. We also discovered why he might be so fascinated in train timetables. Plus Mark has a great suggestion on what we should do with JK Rowling and Ricky Gervais on pancake day. Brilliant stuff.