If you’ve got the January blues (and it’s a recognised medical condition I do believe) then buy yourself a ticket for Highlight and one of their Famous For Comedy Nights.You are absolutely guaranteed to have a great night.
I went last night to the Highlight Famous For Comedy venue in Leeds(it’s situated in the Light Building behind Bar Risa and is in the same premises as the old Jongleurs Comedy Club.)
Its the same format as Jongleurs with four great comedians and a post show disco.The comedians last night were outstanding.I am going to be 100% honest and admit that I didn’t catch all their names (I was too busy laughing for that) but I am pretty sure the awesome Scottish headliner was Brian Higgins whose downbeat and quite sweet demeanor leads you into a surreal barrage of wild images that reveal a demented inner beast!
Suffice to say he was very funny as was the second comedian who uses props in a Tommy Cooperesque way to get many laughs.
My favourite of the night though was the second comedian on who does a character based on an unemployed Scouse Musician(I am pretty sure his name was Nigel.)This is not the first time I have seen this act.About five years ago I saw him at the Edinburgh Festival.At the time he as playing in the Walkabout Bar and I was with a band called The Urchins who are out and out Scousers.The comedian ended up having banter with them that was hilarious.The Urchins were playing at the Walkabout later that night and so there was much laughter to be gained from Nigels totally improvised piece where he thought they had stolen his gig and were muscling in on his position in The Walkabout.
Last night Nigel (if indeed that is his name) kept in character throughout and was “unemployed and into the Floyd” a Scouse Stoner!The song he treated to at the end of his set was a blast.
After the comedy DJ Marky Mark took to the stage and DJed in front of an open van door stage prop.The whole place was dancing and having a great time.
We popped into Bar Risa where Ben Clark was holding court and playing some great chart sounds.
Later still we called down into Leeds Walkabout where Steve James played a mega set (I loved his mash up of Whileys Take That into Guns and Roses Sweet Child O Mine.)
All in all a great night out in Leeds.
Tickets for The Highlight Famous For Comedy Venues can be bought here http://www.thehighlight.co.uk/home/show-search?gclid=CLS7-Zrv0J8CFQ0-lAoda3mZ0Q
(LMM do not book the comedy for Highlight but all the DJs mentioned are on our roster see www.lmmuk.com for more details.)