I am a big fan of comedy- local humour, stereotypes, plain haggles I can understand British humour as well (anyone watched Little Britain?). I could sit down in front of Youtube, watching Kumar the Drag Queen, Russell Peters and that guy who does great imitations (I cant recall his name nowargh!!). I remember watching my first live comedy gig at a St Patricks Day event two years ago where energetic Malaysian comedian Douglas Lim was on stage. I would not stop laughing. From then on I continued supporting my love for (local) comedy or international comedy at a local event.
That was the case last night. It was basically an Expats night for Comedy Club KL
. Comedy Club happens three/ four times a month with the same line-up of comedians. The line-up changes every month. The first time I attended Comedy Club KL was at Velvet Underground, Zouk (I cannot stand Velvet!) and the show was super amazing.
However last night, it was so-so. To be honest I tried my best not to expect so much. But even with low expectations, I was yawning half way through the show, trying to drink as much as I can so that everything sounded funny at the time (Nah, just kidding).
So firstly coming to the event, it rained. Now I've been in a situation where it took me two hours to get from Petaling Jaya to Zouk area! In the rain! Thank goodness I had a friend to accompany me throughout the journey... if not I would've flipped. And fortunately for me yesterday we got to the event in 30 minutes.
So we arrived in umbrellas, and I was drenched. Nonetheless I would not let the rain ruin it for me.
Overall: Leopard print chiffon
Black Tunic: Nichii
Bag: Longchamp Cabas Bag in Taupe
After getting our tickets we sat down on comfy cushions- a ticket offers a complimentary drink (either in-house drinks like Whiskey, Vodka- the works, beer or Coke).
We ordered some tapas and finger food since we hadnt the chance to have dinner before that. Hello Nachos and Fish Fingers!
The event was said to start at 8.30pm but I believe it only started at 9.15pm. The host that night Rizal wasnt the best of host in my opinion. In some instances he made jokes that the audience did not seem to grasp.
So first act was a 20 year old Justin Bieber-like Scottish lad named Daniel Sloss. He was alright, he swore a lot that night- calling Rizal names and stuff. It was the ultimate haggle- didnt say I enjoyed it. I let it pass since it was the first act.
The second act was a lady named Francesca Martinez (British) who actually has cerebral palsy. She uses the condition to project her jokes and humour and often describes herself as "wobbly". I got the joke because there is a character in Little Britain who had the same condition (or so I thought). But I think a lot of people didnt. They looked confused Fran was sitting down the entire act and needed two men to help escort her on and off the stage.
After her act we had a fifteen minute break, and we met a friend who actually claimed that he was gonna go off if the third act doesnt cut it.
I would have to say I was disappointed with the two acts and I was waiting for the final one to show. When it was time, Madonnas Hung up played and this flamboyant man in a Scottish kilt came on stage and started dancing away in glory! He pranced around the room and started pretending to do a pole dance. The crowd went ecstatic! Thats when I actually got up to grab pics of him since I didnt feel like doing it for the first two acts.
On stage was John Lock from Lost. Or so we thought (he has similar characteristics). Sorry the pic is so dark.. told you I don't like Velvet Underground.
Craig Hill is a Scottish comedian (explains the kilt), and he was openly gay. So most of his jokes were about that and his expressions helped a lot.
He portrayed himself as a muscial diva and does really good renditions of actual singers as well. He poked fun at the Brits, Americans, Australians, Irish and the Expat audiences loved it. There was a bunch of Expats next to us and they wouldnt stop laughing at Craigs jokes. Blame it on the a-a-alcohol? I think not.
Craig's act was good- he saved it that night. I remember having a sore throat after he ended. His act wasnt long enough though and when we were heading out of the club, he actually pranced by us. And I was starstuck. I totally forgot to ask if he can grab a picture with us arghhh! That would have been so awesome.
It was a good night because of Craig. However I would have loved to see more local acts. Well see if I end up at Comedy Club next month. Well see.