The Continental’s monthly comedy lounge wasn’t as busy as previously but the audience were treated to an excellent line-up, and as Gerry K (pictured) remarked “is this minority night or something? An asian, a black and a gay on one line-up!”.Advertisement
The night kicked off with Imran Yusuf. The quick-fire British Asian from London is one to watch. His set was lukewarm to start with as the audience took a moment to adjust to his rapid delivery but he soon won everyone on side with his observations on casual British racism and he certainly had a few controversial things to say.
Yusuf definitely found it a tough gig, but as he starts his career it’s these shows that will really test him. His observations were good, and banter with the audience was top. He finished with his British citizenship test that was all about word pronunciation, and a great skit.
Next up was Jonathan Paylor, who has supported Al Murray, and he’s from just down the M61 in Manchester. An openly gay man he had some good banter and decent jokes, even dropping in some local references to the recent decision over the National Football Museum (which didn’t go down well!).
Finally the headline act was Gerry K, billed as being of Zoo Magazine fame, he was easily the best act of the night. He read the room brilliantly and his comedy stories were excellent, as he recalled his time as a gangster and how he’s now struggling to pick up women without his gangster ways.
Overall a good night of comedy and well checking out such a good lineup for £5.