Review: Bromley Comedy Club, March 15

Headliner Jarred Christmas

Javier Jarquin, Jarred Christmas and MC Bob Slayer

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On the bill: Bob Slayer (MC), Joe Rowntree, Javier Jarquin and Jarred Christmas

A part of Bromley was taken over by New Zealand on Saturday evening as a pair of professional Kiwi comics came to the Churchill to play Bromley Comedy Club.

The popular weekly gig was headlined by Jarred Christmas who took to the mic after compatriot Javier Jarquin had filled the middle spot.

Christmas bears a certain resemblance to Elvis with his hairstyle and sideburns but much to my relief that was where the resemblance ends as he was no ‘musical’ comic, something which usually sends me heading straight to the exit.

Thankfully he was a stand up in the traditional sense ie someone who actually tells jokes and doesn’t see the need to hide behind an instrument.

Anyway, I’m going into rant mood now, something Christmas managed to do quite well with plenty of observational material which he liked to shout about.

As I was sat in the front of the stage, there was quite a bit of interaction going on with Christmas and all of the other acts, something he and the rest managed to do quite well.

Javier Jarquin probably edged it in terms of the amount of laughter created from the audience, his comparison between the way us Brits use the words it and that being a particular highlight of the evening.

Opener Joe Rowntree got the night underway following his introduction by outrageous MC Bob Slayer and set the atmosphere and night up well for what was a very enjoyable night at the Churchill.

This Saturday evening’s line-up looks eye catching.

Mike Wozniak is a real rising star on the circuit and there is a special guest from the US in Al Lubel, who has featured on the Tonight Show five times.

Headlining is Dougie Dunlop, whose hilarious anecdotes promise to strike a chord with everyone attending.

Doors open at 8pm for a 9pm start.

For more information, or to book tickets, visit bromleycomedy.com

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