A SLICE of Edinburgh came to town last night... but was Blackburn ready for cutting edge comedy? To be honest, the jury’s still out.
Host Dan Atkinson warmed the crowd up with some great crowd interaction and paved the way for first performer Jimmy McGee who drew laughs with his description of Amy Winehouse: “An anorexic crooner who looks like she’s been attacked by a pack of feral felt-tip pens.”
But McGee was sadly thrown a bit by a few rowdy hecklers.
Next was Isy Suttie (aka Peep Show’s Dobby) who had the crowd eating out of her hand with songs about green sweets. A new Victoria Wood is born.
But the real star of the night was the fabulous Canadian Glenn Wool.
Imagine The Dude from The Big Lebowski with the IQ of Stephen Fry and you’re on the right track.
Highlights were his observation that the English hate Americans calling football soccer and reasons why he doesn’t drive a big car – I guess you had to be there.