The Stars just keep Shining.
Once again we found ourselves settling down to a night at The Seven Stars for Bigmouth Comedy’s regular bi monthly comedy event.
Our regular MC, Chris Brooker, got the night off to a great start with his brilliant warm up, taking the mickey out of Virgin and his experiences of their employees at his pre Christmas gigs. I don’t think Virgin are the only ones who provide such parties of comedy gig goers at Christmas time; it’s our experience that any office party has the potential to cause chaos because most of them have no clue on comedy etiquette but that’s bye the bye. Let’s just say as comedy loving punters they’re not our ideal audiences. Anyway…I’ve got sidetracked, Chris started the night off well and soon brought on our opener Tiernan Douieb.
We had never seen Tiernan before so did not know exactly what to expect, but it was all good. Tiernan makes no bones about his political leanings and his own activist antics. Bringing back to my mind Mark Thomas and his “acts of dissent”, Tiernan has his own way of making his feelings known. We both liked him and I’m just sorry I’ll miss his longer show at the Exeter Bike Shed at the end of the month as I can’t get away from work on time!
Into a break, then Chris gave us a few more of his inimitable lines and then introduced us to another Chris. Chris Coltrane.
Mr Coltrane’s act is of a similar ilk to Tiernan’s but maybe a little lighter on the activist front. He has strong opinions on politics and is not afraid to share them. A very funny guy and we particularly liked his material on the Queen’s Bombay Mix…you definitely have to hear it from the man himself.
Another quick loo and bar break and back to our final and headlining act: Junior Simpson. A bit of a dynamo, Junior came bouncing on stage with tales of his school days and black stereotyping as he grew up. He had plenty of material to keep the audience happy for his whole act. Junior does a good accent (Scottish, posh English) and was well worth his headliner billing.
Yet another lovely night at The Seven Stars and of course we will be back in two months!
Left to right (anagram in brackets): Junior Simpson (Jism Pus On Iron), Chris Coltrane (Art Chronicles), Tiernan Douieb (Untidier Beano), Chris Brooker (Sir Rob Choker)