It was our G&B’s Music & Character Comedy show last night at Arch1 and it was every bit the rollercoaster of craziness we expect from these nights. There’s a reason these shows are so popular and the wonderful range of sheer creativity and craziness was fabulously amplified by our MC, Kitty Cassis (aka Aimee Cooper), who was all guns blaring on cracking form last night. The first act Kitty brought to the stage was Janet (aka Tom Briggs), the ultra-rapid change therapist who may have need of her own services, so don’t mention the ex-husband. It was then over to Barry Allen (aka Mark Nicholas), who claims to be the primary conspiracy writer for the #1 conspiracy wanker, Piers Morgan. We then had Sapphire, the voice of a BBC documentary, before being treated to an utterly hilarious Beatles geographic tour thanks to the wonderful musical talents of Dragos Mostenescu. Hot on Dragos’ heels we had the mystical marvel that is Psychic Sue (aka Tina Kelly). With the help of her spirit guide, Big Bear, Sue pulled back the veil on the afterlife and gave us a glimpse of just what kind of jacuzzi a full-time psychic can afford. It was then over to Neuroses (aka Robbie Fox) and a guided tour of classic horror and just why they may have been a bit shit. It was then over to G&B’s lockdown internet sensation, the amazing Kevin-the-Nerd (aka Roger Clarke) with some binary love and puppetry romance. Shahbaaz Mahboubi was after Kevin with the burden of titular ancestry. Closing the first half was Slough’s #1 Ozzy Osbourne impersonator and all round guitar super model, Cecilia Delatori. Cecilia bought herself a birthday present recently in the form of an electric guitar and got one that fitted all her musical needs: it’s black, so slimming.
After the break we got going with the glorious craziness of Richard Woolford, the guy with the biggest ‘knees’ in comedy. It was then over to the glitzy, sparkly fabulousness of Gemma Barry and the healing powers of sequins before Paul Scahill gave us a rendition of the Glug, Glug soon on the tropical bass. After Paul we had a new face to G&B, the hilarious Jimmy Pringle who is currently suffering from the effects of long form COVID: he can’t take his shirt off in public due to lockdown weight. It was then all aboard for Annabel Edmonds’ train ride to TERF takedown, hoping to hear news of Rowling on the tracks as we speed along. Keeping on the theme of elderly, rich celebrities, our next act, Sue-the-Carer (aka Liam Harney), specialises in looking after wealthy old bags no one gives a crap about. I think we’d all love Sue to be put in charge of JK Rowling care package. After Sue we had a change of pace as Full Moon Denham (aka Dick Denham) took us down a more spiritual path with some yoga tips and just how best to achieve downward facing doggy style. Closing the show we had the amazing talents of 2 Mouthed Men. Talk about stealing the show, these two owned the room with their beatbox doctor’s surgery routine. I know I’m not the only one who is looking forward to seeing more of these two.
So that was our Music & Character Comedy Night. Thanks to the fabulous Kitty Cassis (aka Aimee Cooper) this was an absolute blast of a night. And if you’d like to see a bit more of Kitty, you can see her headline this coming. Sunday at The Star of Kings along with Don Biswas.