Review: The Raymond and Mr Timpkins rattled through a kaleidoscope of lewd gags at Laugh in the Park
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The second night of Laugh in the Park in Chapefield Gardens got off to a stonking start with the memorably named Jarred Christmas.
An extremely effective host for the evening, Christmas had an already enthusiastic audience rolling in their seats with his highly interactive brand of comedy.
Introducing the first act of the night, Christmas embarked on a lengthy but hilarious process of counting in applause in different languages, setting up fellow Australasian Felicity Ward for her set.
Ward might have got less laughs than Christmas with her observational jokes about marriage, but rounded off the set in style with a rendition of Dolly Parton's Nine to Five in the style of a chicken.
Following Ward was Stuart Goldsmith, who was almost immediately upstaged by the arrival of the first rain in two months.
Goldsmith's gag about how to deal with babysitters had me crying with laughter, but was perhaps aimed a little too much at Londoners.
This was counteracted by the final act of the evening, whose set was gloriously low-brow.
- 1 Sweet Briar Road to reopen TODAY
- 2 Norwich pub selling out on Sundays with new head chef's roast dinners
- 3 Norwich pub to host street party with Caribbean BBQ, DJs and stalls
- 4 Chaos at major airports sees demand for Norwich flights increase 400pc
- 5 New Tesco store opens in city centre
- 6 EXCLUSIVE: US tycoons in Norwich City investment talks
- 7 Revealed: Your favourite fish and chip shop in Norfolk
- 8 Rumours Sweet Briar Road will close again QUASHED by council
- 9 M&S to close 32 stores as part of move away from town centres
- 10 Wakey wakey! Church bells pose dilemma to swanky flats plan
The Raymond and Mr Timpkins took the audience through a kaleidoscope of lewd, rude, and plain silly gags almost without speaking a word, finishing off a night clearly enjoyed by all with gusto.
They got one of the two biggest laughs of the night, which were both at the expense of Donald Trump, confirming my view that distaste for the U.S President is the most unifying factor in Britain right now.