Hosting the show was Ruth White, (also a comedian) who literally got the crowd warmed up, making us stamp our feet and bang the tables to give each act a jolly good welcome. I mean she even had us singing happy birthday for an audience member.
Geoff Taylor was the first act and touched upon autism amongst other things in an amusing manner. After his act, I asked if there was any subject he wouldn't tackle on stage. He simply replied: "No. If it’s funny - I'll talk about anything."
He also told me the first funniest thing he remembers saying - when he was six.
Taylor said: "How do you keep an idiot in suspense? I’ll tell you tomorrow!"
Hmmm, not bad for a six year old!
Again, White made the audience stamp their feet and bang on the tables as a warm welcome for the Richard Lilley. All that stamping and banging certainly had me warmed but that wasn't the only exercise I had that night. My stomach and face muscles got a pretty good workout too!
Lilley’s gloriously named ‘Freaks Outings’, had the audience in hysterics. I laughed so much my stomach hurt and my cheeks killed. He had on stage costume changes to reveal his four different characters –Yorkshire Rapper, Death, Jonny Favourite and Lilly Van Crooks. With smile marks fixed on my face, I went backstage in the interval to talk to this guy.
I asked where the hell he got ideas for such weird yet wonderful characters.
Lilley explained: "Just everyday life, films and my home town, Ollerton."
Wow! Ollerton must be a very funny place.
He said to watch out for him - he'll soon have his own show. You heard it here first!
Lilley was most definitely a hard act to beat but Cassidy did a good job, keeping the laughs rolling.
The final act was Mark Rough, who was actually filming his brand new DVD live that night. Unfortunately, I didn't get chance to talk to him but the others made me laugh more anyway!
The Comedy Club was really funny and had I put my socks on that night, I’m sure I would have only laughed them off!
If you went - tell me what you thought...