Tony Woods is no stranger to Cayman which gave him, he thinks, licence to insult local culture at the Laughter Lounge show.
The shows were at the Long Room in the The Strand on Friday and Saturday. Full houses both nights, indicating how popular these monthly events are and the sizeable fan base promoters Brad Watts and Rod Jefferson have built up.
“How come the turtle on your Cayman Airways emblem has an eye patch and a wooden leg? Is it disabled?” he asked, a couple of stiff drinks on hand.
As with all brilliant comedians, Woods finds the funniest things out of nothing. Much travelled, anecdotes came from China: “They are so small, you feel like a giant there. But their breaths stink!”
He loves visiting England and Scotland and the inevitable jokes about the acquired taste of British tea came up. He equates drinking tea to taking the most vile tasting medicine. “Do you want a cup of tea,” an Englishman asked Woods. “But I’m not sick!”
Woods also mentioned: “Mind the gap,” which only amused the knowing few and hailed the Trinidadian TV news anchor Trevor McDonald who became an institution on British TV until pensioned off a decade ago. Simon, one Englishman in the audience, got teased repeatedly, and took it all in the spirit delivered.
What a funny man in his own weird, tipsy way.
Cayman’s favourite funny man Big Kahuna opened the show with his incomparable, pally style. He touched on subjects like the best way to identify transvestites and a more suitable place for men’s testicles to be hanging. He suggests on their foreheads. All done in the best possible taste, of course.
Next on is the comedy festival from 9-13 January. It will include Gary Owen, AJ Jamal, Bphlat, Michael Colyar, Damon Williams, George Wilborn, reggae singer Wayne Wonder and NFL players and celebrities.
Jefferson promises: “A week full of comedy shows, parties and fun hosted by Damon Williams from the Tom Joyner Morning Show and his celebrity friends.”
Full houses both nights, indicating how popular these monthly events are and the sizeable fan base promoters Brad Watts and Rod Jefferson have built up.