Cole’s 80s gags fired them up

The Laughter Lounge celebrated two years of bringing over top American comedians with another round of side-splitting shows last weekend.

The Great Room in the Strand heaved with laughter again as B. Cole and Drew Fraser stood centre stage and thanks to promoters Brad Watts and Rod Jefferson, the monthly event looks set to continue for ever.

B. Cole’s material heavily drew on his urban upbringing in the 80s – and it was refreshingly funny despite not being “adult” humour. For example, he said that black people knew all the classic pop tunes of that era because there were so few black artists on TV. Annie Lennox’s Sweet Dreams was a prime example and Cole even had the audience singing along to it.

His gag on the difference between begging his father if he could go out to play when he was a kid compared to how kids saunter out without even asking permission now is also a gem.

Fraser’s material went down a storm too although the toilet humour was excessive. Young women still prefer bad boys over quiet, sensible men, he reckons in one signature gag, which certainly seemed to resonate with many women in the crowd.

Laughter Lounge holds their second comedy festival from 9-13 January. Comedian-actor Gary Owen from the movie Think Like a Man will be opening the festival and it will feature comedian AJ Jamal and George Wilborn from the Michael Basdin show.

The incredibly popular Michael Colyar will be returning.

The Great Room in the Strand heaved with laughter again as B. Cole and Drew Fraser stood centre stage and thanks to promoters Brad Watts and Rod Jefferson, the monthly event looks set to continue for ever.

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