Andy Robinson at the Wedge Comedy Club

Andy Robinson
Andy Robinson
Go behind the scenes of the Kings Theatre, Southsea on Sunday. Picture: Keith Woodland. PPP-170602-110237001

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A HAT-TRICK of stand-up hits is the holy grail for a comedy night.

The Wedge’s long-running and popular evening delivered just that on Friday with a trio of quality performers.

Nick Helm was first up with his loud, brash and ever-so-slightly unhinged delivery working well.

The merits of Iceland’s fusion food was on the agenda along with serenading the audience with poetry and his guitar.

It was the singalong at the end of his acts which got the laughs, along with a game stooge from the audience.

Marlon Davis is a popular figure around these parts and was back to again deliver a fine set.

Davis’ impish, boyish demeanour works a treat.

He put a smile on the audience’s faces with his take on the furore surrounding the Andy Gray/Richard Keys’ recent sexist comments.

The drinks had been flowing for plenty of the crowd, leading to some heckling which made it a slightly surreal turn from Brummie Andy Robinson.

That somehow just added to his performance though as he tried to come to terms with the problems of possessing an accent laced with irony.

An innovative take on Nintendo Wii games was a highlight, while his thoughts on men using sanitary products gave a fitting finale to a top-value bill.