The Laughter Lounge monthly comedy night celebrated its first anniversary last week and the performers did the occasion full justice on both packed nights.
It was at the Vivendi Theatre in the Strand Plaza; a superb venue. Many in attendance went upstairs to the afterparty at Elements nightclub to keep the nice vibe going.
Promoters Rod Jefferson and Brad Watts wisely brought back Tony Sculfied, the Chicago radio presenter, who had everyone roaring when here a few months ago.
Sculfield warmed up for newcomer Pierre Edwards who had a hard act to follow because Sculfield’s set was once again hilarious.
The show opened with singer-songwriter Stuart Wilson performing mostly his own work before local poet Kevin ‘The Culture Vulture’ Creary recited from notes.
Then up bounced Sculfied who set the tone perfectly with gags about getting here on a flight so cheap: “We passed Cuba eight times.”
He claimed he saw the same chickens roaming the streets but no iguanas so believes we’re eating iguanas at the expense of the chickens. Fowl play indeed. For trick or treat he is going to give kids soup or the remnants of his almost empty fridge – like butter – just to deter them coming back. He mocked poets, NBA stars and did a really funny take on the difference in body language between rich people going to draw cash from an ATM and ordinary folk.
No one really wanted Sculfield to finish but Pierre did a fine follow up job.
Being mixed race he had some good patter to open up with before going into an array of topics mostly centred around sex, which included catching a disease, closet gay men, porn movies and masturbation.
The best Laughter Lounge night yet and as it runs every second Friday and Saturday in the month it is already a permanent fixture in many people’s diaries. And so it should be.