Review: Wedge Comedy Club, the Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea


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THE latest offering from the Wedgewood Rooms comedy club really was a case of saving the best ‘til last.

Headliner Dave Fulton should be on a bigger stage. His observational comedy about Brits was fantastic, particularly in regard to British girls on a night out. Not one to shy away from controversy, Jimmy Savile, Rolf Harris, Princess Diana and even Anne Frank could not escape his sharp tongue.

His pace, charisma and quick wit made for a thoroughly engaging set. The audience seemingly loved him and, due to popular demand, he returned for an encore.

Phil Jerrod provided a lot of laughs which began with self-deprecating jokes about his impressive beard. The self-confessed ‘Father Christmas on a gap year’ delighted with elegant rants about his rural upbringing, his lack of physical fitness and the Great British Bake-Off. This newcomer is certainly one to watch. Mark Maier also performed and mainly focused on his cynical outlook of life in London. Some elements were entertaining, such as depicting getting into bed with his wife after a night out with the lads as a ninja Matrix move. However, too many long silences made for awkward viewing.