Moonrakers Comedy Club Returns with Steve Day
Still shivering into March then, what the blazers is going on? Seems now we’re leaving the EU we have proper English spring back. Oh, touchy subject; I know, snow joke. Loads of events have had to be cancelled, people still waiting in line for bread and milk. Akin to Ant McPartlin, this just isn’t funny anymore.
Now looks like Declan Donnelly will be having a set meal for one on Saturday Night Takeaway, the last of our worries as rumour abound the Beast from the East will metamorphize into a beastly Easter bunny. Still not laughing? I know, comedy isn’t my stronger subject at the best of times, let alone the storm from hell; call in the cavalry Martin Brown.
Really though, I may write but it takes some bollocks to do stand-up. Well, I could do the standing up bit; odd name for it really, when the standing up bit is the easiest. My bag of nerves is big, like one of those bags building materials arrive in, I’d hear less laughs from the audience then Steve Day, and he’s Britain’s only deaf comedian, or that’s what he claims, adding “if there are any others I haven’t heard.”
It’s funny we should mention Mr Martin Brown, as his Moonraker’s Comedy Club was one event which had to be cancelled in March, but far funnier to announce it’s back down the Cellar Bar on the 5th April, with Sutton Coldfield’s Steve Day headlining, the very same.
A finalist in the Daily Telegraph “Open Mic Award in 2000,” and a finalist in the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 2002, Day writes a popular blog and several BBC Radio 4 shows. A familiar voice there, appearing on “You and Yours,” “All Fingers and Thumbs” with Bill Nighy, whom he punched dramatically, and “Sound Barriers,” with Patricia Routledge and Caroline Quentin, both of whom he was prevented from punching.
With a plethora of solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Steve also performed as part of “Abnormally Funny People,” with Steve Best, Liz Carr, Tanyalee Davis, Chris McCausland and Simon Minty, and more recently creating a promotional video for the Disability Rights Commission. Married with five children, a fact he tells has nothing to do with not being able to hear the word “No,” Steve Day is sure to tickle your funny-bone; heaven knows we need a good laugh.
Opening for him is one liner and pun spinner, Rob Coleman. Noted as ranging from dark to plain ridiculous, he’s self-accredited with the one of the finest heads of hair on the UK comedy circuit.
And compering is Ed Pownall, who after testing material in the brutal cauldron of The Comedy Store’s Gong Show in 2014, is now a professional act and has played gigs all over the UK. Tickets are a tenner from The Bear Hotel, Devizes Books, The British Lion, The Vaults, and online at We Got Tickets.
Always a cracking night, I’m convinced this will see spring in; hoping if you wet your pants with laughter they won’t freeze on the way home. Is this what they call a yellow weather warning?