Theo’s Comedy Skool Show, Artrix Studio, Bromsgrove
Saturday, October 28
THE INTIMATE room upstairs at Artrix provided the stage for the comedy novices, including Leon Hunt, Aaron Smith and Craig Dixon with the more experienced Aaron Smith and Trevor Oakes.
It was packed out with expectant guests in search of a laugh with the night’s compare, Theo Theobald introducing the show with a mix of puns, wordplay and even poetry.
First on the set list, Tristan regaled the audience with tales from his career as editor of the Bromsgrove and Droitwich Standard.
The room wasn’t short of a giggle with his anecdotal sprinklings of unbelievable front page stories and hilarious encounters on public transport.
Born showman, Tristan delivered his lines effortlessly and was comfortable on stage, his hard work paying off dividends.
Trevor and Leon followed with their unique styles, a combination of one-liners and observational comedy, both designed to shock.
After a short interval, the audience was asked to write their best jokes down in a bid to win two tickets to the next Comedy Skool show.
Next up was Aaron Smith, who, armed with a guitar, sang a catchy tune about his kids which had the crowd in stitches and even singing along by the end.
Closing the show in style, the suited Craig Dixon delivered his set of close to the bone gags which caused a fair few gasps to erupt from the audience.
With a wide variety of comedic styles, each performer showcased their own original material with confidence and ease.
It takes a lot of guts to get up on stage and you could see the effort that had gone in to each set.
Despite the dark comedy in some cases, all could have a bright future ahead of them and it will be interesting to see where they go next.
First stop Artrix, next stop The Apollo.