Night Out At The Comedy Store

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It’s been a few years since I last went to The Comedy Store. I decided to resume going as it’s always a recipe for a good time!

Pre-Show

  • One thing that was disappointing was soon after I purchased my tickets they changed their ticketing system and they stopped accepting e-tickets. Instead you have to go to the box office where they print you your tickets. After this minor inconvenience I was in!

  • I went in 1 hour before the show. It wasn’t really packed but still the seats were almost half full. Saturday evening must be the busiest time of the club which is not very surprising anyway!

  • Some guy was having a stag party and his friends forced him to sit in the second row wearing rainbow coloured outfit with shorts and a purple hat. I guess the idea was to have the comedians mock the poor guy. None of the comedians saw him but the MC noticed his clothes and cracked a few jokes about him.

  • Turns out nothing much has changed over the years. Even the announcements and the messages on the big screen were mostly the same.

  • Break between the sets was a bit long (25 minutes)

The Show

From Thursday to Saturday they their best line up for week on which is called The Best in Stand Up.

Line up for the night was:

  • Ian Moore (MC)
  • Jo Caulfield
  • John Lynn
  • Sean Collins
  • Mike Gunn

And a young guest comic (with a shorter set about 15 minute)

The show started at 7:30 and ended close to 22:00.

Post-Show

I liked the show in general but in my memory this Best in Stand Up shows were funnier. I especially like Mike Gunn’s set. He was really very funny. Jo Caulfield was also great. I liked her observations and edginess. John Lynn basically had 1 story in the whole set and I didn’t find it too funny. Maybe it was good enough for a few jokes for a few minutes but definitely not for an entire set.

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