Monday, 30 November 2009

Comedy Nights @ The Lyric Hammersmith.

Last night I went to the Lyric to see Comedy Nights, hosted by Richard Herring. The line-up was another cracker and included Jack Whitehall, Dara O'Briain, Shappi Khorsandi and Jason Manford.

I really like Jack's material, but I don't like his delivery; he seems to speak through his nose and puts on quite a distressed/angry voice. I have to listen really hard to listen to what he's saying.

Dara was the secret guest comedian and it was the first time that i've seen him live. He's a completely charming, rational and skeptical man and I thoroughly enjoyed his set (he was trying out new material for an up and coming tour). He came out with a chair and a notebook full of ideas and warned us that his set may be extremely rough. I loved his bike rider material (complete with physics jokes!).

I really enjoyed Shappi's set; the last few times that i've seen her i've been a little bit disappointed. She tried out quite a smutty joke that fell a little bit flat (I thought it was hilarious) and promised to never do it again.

I loved Jason Manford's jokes about his baby twin girls, particularly the one about wrapping a baby like a burito "gaucamole. Sudocream. Done". There's a certain joke in which he asks the audience what the worse type of pain is. The top two are usually child birth and a kick in the bollocks... last night one of the suggestions was heartbreak. Jason looked quite taken aback and told the man that he's performed the show 150 times and that is the first time someone has given that answer.

A thought.

Since when did row C become front row?

1 comment:

  1. Row C was the front row because the orchestra pit was probably in use for the current show at the Lyric- Jack and the Beanstalk.