Sunday, 30 May 2010

Working Men's Club Election Night Special.

The upcoming election had sparked an interest in politics that i've never had before so when I heard about an all night election gig that was combining comedy (Saunders, Tuck, Ince, Long, Pascoe et al) and politics, I really wanted to go. Completely last minute, I got Friday off work and was able to attend... all night. Woop.

BBC coverage was shown on a big screen to the left of the stage and tweets with the hashtag "electiongiggle" were shown on the screen behind the stage. It was clear early on that nobody really knew what was going on and it took a while for Thom Tuck and Terry Saunders, who hosted the evening, to get into their stride and take control. In saying that, I do love a shambolic gig.

I think most people had shown up to watch the coverage, chat and get pissed. Most of the comedians (apart from Sara Pascoe - kudos) had trouble getting people to listen and those trying to listen were unable due to the level of noise.

Highlight of the night was Terry and Thom's topless wrestling at 2am. HILARIOUS.

My friends and I left the venue at 7am and headed to a cute little café near Bethnal Green Working Men's Club for a fry-up. At this point in time, there was no clear winner, although it looked like it was going to be a hung parliament.

A thought.

I don't think i'm the only one who cringed during the coalition's first press conference.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds fun and chaotic!

    I do love going for breakfast with a group of friends after an all-nighter - nice fuzzy socialising...