Review: Comedy Club, The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

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The Wedgewood Rooms comedy club rarely fails to impress and the latest offering was no exception.

It was an all-male affair with three comedians taking to the stage.

Headliner Andrew Bird explored many different topics in his set with his conversational style. From property programs and fatherhood to old people and the Roman Empire, his material, which was rather laddish at times, had the audience laughing from start to finish. Dan Evans demonstrated good audience interaction, particularly with one couple in the front row. The tension was palpable when he asked them to rate one another out of 10 on the count of three but the experienced comic handled this very well. However, for me, northerner Dave Twentyman was the funniest of the night. Somewhat reminiscent of a young Peter Kay, he hilariously described the difference in behaviour between groups of men and women on the pull after too many beers. He also shone when talking about the woes of married life and an exceptionally awkward incident when leaning over to turn his wife’s light out while naked. The evening was compered by Dinga who separated each act with some gags of his own and hosted the audience joke competition.