Reviews from Paul's pen

Reviews from Paul's pen


Speaking After Dinner

Review by: Paul Towers, Thursday, 20 September 2018
Speaking After Dinner
Jack Campbell
Upstairs @ The Western, 20 Sept 2018

“2 hours of  comedy.”

Tonight, scheduled as Speaking After Dinner with Jack Campbell & Matt Hollins, was replaced at the last minute by Jack Campbell and Friends when Matt went down with some sort of sickness. Get well soon Mr Hollins.
Jack Campbell MC’d the evening and kicked off with a some skilful audience interaction to warm us up on a stormy Leicester night.
Stepping into the breach were Lovdev Barpaga with a stream of one liners, some new, some old. Lovdev specialises in puns and is the current reigning UK Pun Champion. His set elicited the requisite groans and laughs from an appreciative audience.
Next up was Upstairs’s resident comedy workshop tutor, Jason Neale with the tale of a disappointing visit to Twycross Zoo with his 2 year old for the first time. His style is a casual ramble through a personal experience. Hilarious.
After the interval Jack Campbell was back with his experiences on being obsessed with the Wii and golfing.
Danny Clives was a new face to me and had a very self deprecating way of illustrating his perceived shortcomings while trying desperately to get a girlfriend
Finally there was Freddie Ferrell, a self proclaimed fat bearded bloke who still can’t believe he has found the love of his life (apart from Big Macs)
This was 2 hours of  comedy work in progress and more than worth the £5 entrance fee

Upstairs at The Western
First published on Western Gazette

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