Soldier Roberts is well armed

The Laughter Comedy Lounge lived up to expectations again at Margaritaville last weekend, and after only three editions is already becoming a permanent fixture for many.

Laughter is a great way to unwind in these troubled times and for a couple of hours on Friday and Saturday, post-Christmas blues and financial worries were banished as Tony T. Roberts performed his high energy set.

Ably backed up by warm-up man Damon Williams, the two had everyone in stitches throughout, which is not surprising if you look at their resumes, which include working with the likes of Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock and on numerous TV and film projects.

Williams performed at the first Laughter Lounge gigs in October, hosted for Gary Owens last month and was in fine form again for Roberts this time who tore it up with his inimitable material and visual gags.

Williams was especially bubbly because it was his birthday weekend.

The packed house was nicely settled in by Stuart Wilson and the Love Culture Band, before Roberts, an ex-soldier from Detroit, was definitely fully loaded to entertain.

He must have had a strange and eclectic life because his set included jokes on halitosis, false eyelashes, whether cats are gay, his sole boxing match, how much he hates kids, how tough his mother is, drunk driving, pretending to be HIV positive if he goes to jail and eating the meat between your teeth after flossing.

It all went down superbly and left the audience thirsting for more.

Rod Jefferson and Brad Watts deserve plenty of praise for their initiative in starting the Laughter Lounge Comedy Show series.

A comedy festival is planned for the summer and that should really raise Cayman’s profile on the international scene.

And it was all for a good cause, too, because part of the proceeds went to the Cayman Heart Fund.