A Night Out at The Comedy Store: The Best in Stand Up
Another night out at The Comedy Store:
In The Comedy Store London, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are pure stand-up nights. They are the club’s flagship shows and almost always they sell out. This Thursday was no exception. I watched 4 comedians listed in the bill plus 2 open slots.
The compere of the night was Justin Moorhouse who was quite successful in that. He had a lot of banter with people in the front rows. Also he was good at dealing with obnoxious hecklers.
First act of the show was my favourite Comedy Store comedian: Paul Throne
It’s been a few years since I last his full act so I was excited to see new material. Unfortunately he didn’t have anything new. Most of the act was bantering with people and his old stuff so it was a bit disappointing.
Next was an open slot: Ryan Dalton. He was very good (and very tall!)
3rd act of the 1st half was I think the best of the night: Sarah Keyworth. This is the first time I’ve heard of her but after Paul Thorne disappointment she has moved up in my list of comedians and playing for the top.
Second half also had 2 acts and an open slot show. First comedian to take the stage was Laura Lexx. She was very energetic and fun and I liked her act a lot.
Next open slot wasn’t quite a good fit I think. I generally don’t like one-liners and the energy of the act was very low. At that point people were already drunk and especially after the energizer Laura Lexx it felt a bit slow. But still got a few good laughs.
The last act of the night was Mick Ferry. It wasn’t really my cup of tea so I left the night remembering mostly Sarah Keyworth’s and Laura Lexx’s acts.