January 14th, 2008
|09:01 pm - Of Horny Ninjas and SQUID!|
So, last night I went and experienced many lulz, of the comedic form.
Or to be more precise, along with fa11ing_away and tinyteddyqueen and becker_ and a bunch of other people, we went and saw a bunch of comedians perform at this club in Northcote.
The club itself was, shall we say, not the most expensive when it came to decor. Also, it was like freaking insanely crowded. But it was only $12, and I was entertained, so that doesn't matter so much.
Ross Noble was great, really, really funny - though I'm not sure what it says about a show when the MC is the funniest performer of the lot.
But there were some rather hilarious running gags - I feel sorry for the poor Tattooed woman (Tristan? Not so much) - particularly SQUID! Oh, and the bit about the Horny Ninja's is probably going to stay with me for a long, long time.
(Please don't ask me to explain these things, they're mostly "You had to be there" moments)
The two acts before the interval were okay, but the ones after were actually quite good. Though, like I said, Ross Noble was funnier than the lot of them.
Next week sounds really good, though - I actually recognised the names of like all the performers - so it's highly likely I shall return again.
Today was... less exciting, consisting only of having another person come check out the room at the iPartment. Oh, and some international student with an accent I couldn't understand ringing about the place as well. And me doing laundry.
Isn't my life thrilling?
Current Mood: amused
|Date:||January 14th, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)|| |
It's not that uncommon for the MC to be the funniest, considering that (a) MC'ing a gig generally pays more than doing a 10 minute slot, and (b) you need an MC that is going to be able to bring the energy back, and keep the pace up, and keep the punters happy, especially if a comedian isn't the greatest.
The opening night's line-up looked like it would have been the best, although this coming one looks pretty good.
I'd also recommend checking out Fortnightly Fools
- they generally have a good lineup of local famous and not-yet-famous comics.
Well, I haven't been to many multi-comic gigs (Just Comedy Festival stuff, mostly), so I'll take your word for that.
...We're so going to end up randomly shouting SQUID during lectures, aren't we?
That would totally be worth it just for everyone's reactions.
Ross Noble is made of utter awesome. I love him so much. If you can try and get hold of some of his stand-up DVDs.
He's not half bad, I'll definitely agree there.