I approached the Wedgewood Rooms comedy club with some trepidation following a disappointing offering the last time I went.
However, to my delight, it was back to its best, cementing my belief that this is the best comedy club on the south coast.
The gruff voiced Canadian is not for the faint-hearted: he’s explicit, he’s lewd and he’s about as subtle as a brick to the face
Unlike last time, the three comedians performing were the three advertised.
First up was Roger Monkhouse. I’m not usually a fan of monotonous muttering but this actually suited him. The self-confessed Voldemort lookalike even tackled the topic of Isis with a certain swagger and despite audible gasps initially, the crowd were laughing at his gags.
Up next was Mickey Sharma. Again, immediately addressing terrorism, he quipped: ‘a room of white people? This would normally be considered a hostage situation’. The Indian comic’s facial expressions were almost as funny as his content.
The headline act was Mike Wilmot. The gruff voiced Canadian is not for the faint-hearted: he’s explicit, he’s lewd and he’s about as subtle as a brick to the face. However, from start to finish, he is incredibly funny.
Despite hearing all of his jokes before, I was pleased to see compere Dinga back at the helm, hosting the night and the popular audience joke competition.