I don’t expect much from comedy and cabaret – just a good time and some laughs. After seeing ‘Yorkshire Comedy Cabaret’, I felt like crawling out of the gig and putting a gun to my temple – or better yet, pointing it at the cast. The one genuine laugh given by the – rapidly thinning – crowd was when the CD skipped during the closing burlesque show. James Christopher’s repertoire consisted of tired gags delivered completely charmlessly. The acts following him just dug the show a deeper hole. The only glimmer of talent was from the sibling duo ‘Jolly Boat’ who briefly made me smile. On the way out I considered taking money out of the bucket for time wasted.
Base Nightclub, 6 – 27 Aug (not 10, 17, 24), 3.45pm (4.45pm), free, fpp166.
tw rating 1/5