It’s finally Friday. Walking into Fat Comedy amidst raucous drumming from Peru football supporters mixing erratically against the synth-heavy 80’s tones of Eva Beva, I sigh in relief to enter the quirky comedy space. Raising the heavy curtain, my jittery, overworked-self glances curiously into the darkened room. Fat Angel has combined forces with their quizmaster, Bas Jeffrey and comedian, Alexander Sparrow, to provide after-work comedy on Friday nights and Fat Angel’s jesting blessing is one I will happily receive.
Shirley Gnome’s one-woman show Taking it Up the Notch is a hilarious, unapologetic raunchy riot. Accompanied with her glitter guitar and stunning voice, Gnome shares country ballads about sex, masturbating, existential crises and sex. But don’t worry, she gives you the chance to leave after the first song if it's too much to handle.
by Laura Ferguson
“I *am* going to make fun of something you believe in,” Neil Thornton chortles at us during A Cynic’s Guide to Enlightenment after another successful wave of laughter has permeated the audience, punctuated with a couple of good-natured, ‘ooh’s’.
Jimeoin dances onto stage wearing a cowboy hat and doing what can only be described as a dad attempting to line dance. However it looks so ridiculous that the audience immediately warms to him.
For a storytelling show that has been performed around the world over the last couple of years, Gerard Harris comes across as very unscripted. He sets the scene by telling us that we shouldn’t believe everything we hear, but these are his stories and so are true to him. Harris then takes us on a journey through his...
A Tension to Detail begins with our storyteller for the night, Gerard Harris, informing us about what we will hear. There’s warnings of mature and immature content, and also that while he confesses a gullible nature, believing everything he is told, we should be careful to trust the story and not the teller.
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