On Friday 28th February, Roe Green came together for the second instalment of our popular comedy night in collaboration with Comedy Confidential. With tickets sold out well in advance of the evening, expectations and excitement were high!
Compère for the show, Tony Basnett, kicked off the evening with some brilliant crowd interaction before introducing Lindsey Davies to the stage. With her dark (yet hilarious) take on life as a single mother, Lindsey had the crowd in stitches from start to finish.
Next up on the mic was Lukas Kirkby, who performed a number of his parodied versions of popular songs. Although initially apprehensive, the crowd soon took to the comic’s unique wit and were soon singing along where possible. The set was closed with a alternative version of Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York, New York’, where the city of York was celebrated for its railway museum and their collective love for tea.
Last up was the headliner for the evening, Alex Boardman; a veteran on the Manchester comedy scene with glowing endorsements from the likes of Jason Manford and John Bishop. Known for his ability to play off the crowd and to skirt the edges of controversial topics, Alex talked married life and the perils of parenthood before leaving the stage to a rapturous applause.
The night proved to be a huge success on and off the stage, with the generous crowd also helping to raise £170 for the charity, Georgia’s Children of the World.