Outrageous comic Damon Williams had
to tone down his act for his two stints here, but judging by the content of the
material, he didn’t really pull back much. Every sensitive topic he covered was
given the full-on treatment – all types of sex, long marriages, physically and
mentally challenged people, total deafness, people with no limbs, thong
wearers, breast cancer… And it was all hilarious.
The shows last weekend at
Margaritaville were the first in a series of Laughter Lounge Comedy Show and
Even the most conservative audience
members were entertained. They say laughter nourishes the soul, and the raunchy
American certainly did that. The only boundary Williams crossed which was not
amusing over the two nights was trying to rinse a physically handicapped visual
gag for too long on Saturday. Apart from that it was absolutely side-splitting
Both nights Williams was warmed up
by the superb reggae band Love Culture before Cayman Brac resident Quincy Brown
did a curious monologue. Quincy used notes in the second performance and at
times admitted he couldn’t read his own handwriting. That got a bigger laugh
than his material.
A portion of the proceeds will go
to the Rodney Bodden Memorial Weekend held each year in honour of the young
Caymanian basketball phenom, who died as a result of heart failure on a
national team trip to the Bahamas in 1996.
Promoters Brad Watts and Rod
Jefferson deserve props for their innovation. The next round of shows are on 10
and 11 December when Williams will emcee and fresh American talent will
perform. On the strength of these two, they should be sell-outs.
For more information, visit PostNet
in Galleria Plaza on West Bay Road or contact Rod at 949-7678 or