Pearse James was funny; the others, not so much. Do not be deterred however, as this show promises to showcase fresh meat every night and if new comedy is what you’re after this is one place to be. The newer comics did certainly provide some laughs but their nervous demeanour and tendency to continually look towards James for approval or time checks was distracting at best. James kept the evening moving along nicely and the atmosphere was warm despite the nipples-could-cut-glass cold of the venue. I was entertained by the improvised art competition that surprisingly went down well. Certainly something a little different, but do bring a coat, gloves and a thermos of tea unless you want to catch pneumonia.
Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 4 – 28 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), 7.00pm – 8.00pm, free, fpp132.
tw rating 3/5