Comedy Club 4 Kids
Father and son, Tim and Charlie West review G Live’s sell-out Comedy Club 4 Kids where bona-fide stand-up comedians take on the kids.
Comedy tailored for children? Of course I wasn’t sure. My two youngest Charlie (7) and Alana (5) are always laughing at situational stuff. But how would they respond to the fairly formal set up of stand-up? Would the attempt to produce child-centred material result in something that fell between two stools, funny neither to the children nor to the adults?
We were delighted to find that host Tiernan Douieb and both acts, Matthew Highton and Elis James caused laughter across the age spectrum. Despite material suitable (mostly!) for the youngest among the audience, I found myself laughing a lot throughout.
Tiernan and Matthew were particularly brilliant at engaging and interacting constantly with the audience. All the children present seemed to enjoy the show, with respect for the stage but a relaxed non-formal atmosphere.
Healthy on so many levels. And a right good laugh.
CHARLIE (AGED SEVEN)
There were three performers (well, one of the three was the compere). The show started five minutes late because they were stuck in a traffic jam (not the best thing to eat!!!).
That was one of the jokes. It was a fabulous show. The jokes were some of the best. They were talking about some funny tales in their lives.
The first comedian was great. He was saying to guess his name. My daddy said to me shout out ‘Kevin Keegan’ because his hair was proper curly, like an afro. He did a ‘knock knock’ joke for one person to tell. He was asking for his age. My sister (who is five) shouted out ‘infinity’. People laughed.
But the second comedian was a bit more adulty (he was talking to himself a bit too much and not to the audience). The compere said that he hadn’t done it for a long time, so that’s probably why.
It was fabulous. I would definitely go again.