Thursday, 19 January 2012

The Pajama Men: In The Middle Of No One. Charing Cross Theatre.

It was a chilly Saturday night and after spending the day snuggled under a duvet, it was hard to make the effort to go out but i'm very glad I did. This was my second time seeing this particular show and it was by no means any less funny. I actually didn't realise how much of their material was observational comedy.

Go and see the Pajama Men for yourself if you ever get the chance, they're so much better live; seriously clever and funny guys. Not many people can jump from character to character in quick succession and have the voices, movement and stature of the characters they're embodying so down pat.

A thought.

I haven't seen 2 of my closest friends since well before Christmas. It makes me pretty sad.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

School Night. New Red Lion Theatre.

I'm not very good at becoming a regular at monthly comedy nights, but I do hope to make School Night an exception. Mr. Matt Parker took us for Maths, Mr. Steve Pretty took us for Music, Miss. Helen Arney took us for PSHE (I swear we don't have this in Australian Catholic schools!), Mr. Steve Mould took us for Science, Mr. Humphrey Ker took us for History and our head teacher was Mr. Matthew Crosby.

Highlights included Mr. Crosby's true stories from when he was an actual teacher, Mr. Mould dressing up as a Lego man and Mr. Ker talking about British history from the Battle of Hastings in 1066 right up until the year 2000.

I can't stress how brilliant Humphrey Ker was, clearly battling a nasty cold and not really seeming to know what he was going to say, he managed to make an hour of chat on his favourite subject incredibly funny. Also, his turn of phrase is just the best: "I don't know if you can tell, but I went to quite a posh school. SAY WHAAAAT?!".

A thought.

Having a tuck shop at a comedy gig is a sure-fire way to make it the best comedy gig that ever was.

Ladykillers. Guilgud Theatre.

Take a bow Graham Linehan, Ladykillers is FANTASTIC. Brilliant cast, wonderful set, superb writing. "Old people give me the penises" will keep me giggling forever. Special mention to Peter Capaldi who plays Professor Marcus. Who new gangs, heists and death could be so funny?

For a proper review, look no further than Anna's blog.

A thought.

The people at my work suck at lift etiquette.