Laughtermarket Valentine’s Night Comedy – Live

26 Feb

Laura Lexx

The Old Market, Hove: Thursday, Februray 4 2013.

Six comedians for six quid sure beats shelling out on an overcrowded flashy restaurant on Valentine’s Day – especially with a line up like

With the exception of the deadpan-wannabe – yet deadweight in reality – compere Fraser Geesin, the remaining five acts showed the beating heart of live comedy is in rude health.

Brighton-based Laura Lexx (pictured) was charm personified with a fast-paced confessional set that included her middle class background, Harry Potter hairdos and her ongoing romantic “dry period” that removed the necessity for shaving her legs. Who said romance was dead?

Lanky Sean McLoughlin dispatched a bitter 15 minute tirade about being so poor he “was refused a nectar card” before Sam Stone pondered the pitfalls of trying to find love through The Guardian’s Soulmates pages – especially when blokes blurred their profile pictures.

David Jordan then banged out a couple of musical masterpieces about being a camp, straight man and a size XXXL, booming “why perch on a deck chair when you can luxuriate on a lazy boy?”, before headliner Imran Yusuf’s well-honed combination of tongue-in-cheek laddish banter, emotional honesty and sharp social observations showed a true step up in class and received a rapturous reception.

He was one fella who received more than enough love on Valentine’s night.


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