It was a wonderfully busy and buzzing night at Arch1 last night and the show got going with a set from Danny Walsh, who recently came out as Bi. Unfortunately, bi-polar doesn’t get him as much sex as the other bi, so not enjoying it as much. It was then over to Chris Ryan, a very hairy man whose chest resembles a haunted forest, complete with Hobbits. Mimi Chan was after Chris with some interesting confessions about saggy balls and The Fantastic Mr Fox. Hot on Mimi’s heels was Matt Lowes, a man who like apples from all kinds of trees. Kirsty Hudson, the comedy hunter gatherer, was after Matt with the aubergine class test before the ghostbusting Jack Davies introduced us all to his jumpsuit fascination. Ahad Haider the two for one act in the diversity line-up then explained just why it was easier to explain he was gay before anyone made any other, less flattering judgements on him. Talking of coming out as gay, the next act, Phil Henderson, has had come out the closet as being straight as a result of way too many plaid misunderstandings. It was then over to Sallyann Fellowes and her desire to get the most from life as a bisexual, submariner waitress. Closing the first half was the utterly hilarious Jake Cornford. From wanting to execute everyone who uses the term ‘hollybobs’ (I’m with him here!) to the insufferable smugness of green tea to how to manage the over expectation of the bigger foot on a first date. Cracking set that had the room in hysterics.
After the break Kate Lois Elliott got things off to a cracking start with dog fart and cannabis, the true smell of life’s success. It was then over to Paul Little, the man who adores the advancement of science and simply can’t wait to taste cloned mammoth burgers. We then had Henry James and the Durex crisp range…just don’t use the Salt & Vinegar! It was then over to Jim Brown who is understandably suspicious of buying anything from someone in a car park, so was slightly disconcerted when told to get his Covid jab in one. George Tothill was next with his ‘enjoyment’ of a good waiter, and how he leaves a Nandos with a doggy bag and half the staff. Yousif Musa was after George with the undisputed power of a mother’s prayer. We then had James Murphy, the walking, talking rush hour perfume counter whose armpit you may have found yourself face to pit with at some point on the tube if you’re under six foot. Closing the show we had the man of countless voices, Darren Altman and everyone from Boris and Jermey Clarkson to Brian Blessed and Morgan Freeman with a bit of Disney Chanel to Divorce lawyer. Utterly brilliant.
Thanks to everyone, acts and audience, for making that so much fun. Next Wednesday is our Music & Character Comedy Night. These are always the most outrageous and wonderfully batshit crazy shows, so hopefully see you then.