It was the turn of Chris Lynam, and my friend Tom and I at least had no idea what was coming. Chris executed a short little set of hilarious slapstick jokes, which also included the crowd. My friend Tom and I were the only ones laughing most of the time, no exegeration. But we didn't care. We simply couldn't stop laughing. The highlights were his fight with a plastic bag..yes, a plastic bag, his attack on two crowd members with an even biggier bag, and an array of funny tricks that came out of his suit. We are both now fans of Chris, and hope to see him live again. A great find.
Mitch Benn finally appeared near the end of the set. He performed a few songs from his new album. But what Tom and I really wanted was his brilliant single, released last year, Proud Of The BBC, but unfortunately it did not come. The songs he did perform were very funny though, and we'll both be getting his new album at some point.
A fantastic gig: a great new find in Chris Lynam, motivation to get Chris Benn's new album, and a second gig under my belt. A good night's work.