A top night at Roar With Laughter last night. For those few of us who bothered to turn up, that is. 30 people! Scandalous.
On an avarage night at Roar, I'd say you would get two good acts out of three, which is good enought for me, but last night, all three were good.
First up was Michael Legge. Very nice chap - I had a chat with him before the gig. He had a pretty hard job to do, warning up a cold, underfilled room. There was a South African chap at the bar, ordering drinks with the kind of volume of voice that ony white South Africans seem to have. Let's call him Tom. (Makes sence, since that was his name.) He made Michael's job very hard - you don't want to be drowned out by drinks orders! - but after a bit of a shakey start, he turned it to his advantage by making Tom his target for the night.
This was a bit of a relief, since I was one of only two on the front row.
Anyway, it turned out to be a good if somewhat scattered set.
Besides, declairing the night "Get Simon Laid" night was bound to get him on my side. If only it had worked...
Next up, Kerry Godliman. I knew her face, but it was only after I looked her up for this post that I realised that it was from The Quatermass Experiment. If only I'd known! I would have asked her for Indira Varma's phone number...
Anyway, I paarticulary liked her "Dating" gag. Dating is an American thing - the English don't really do it. We just get pissed, shag, and work backwards into a relationship from there. "Good morning. And you are?" If you can stand them through the hangover, hong on to them.
Been there, done that.
Lastly, We Are Klang. Sketches rather than stand up, and totally barking mad. I won't attempt to describe them - I'd only fail. I'll just say that they are so good that I'll be going to see them at The Soho next week with Dave, Antony and Ed...
Then, well, the bar was open late, wasn't it? ;-)Posted to Funny by Simon Brunning at December 09, 2005 07:40 PM