Fan­tas­tic four bring the laughs at com­edy night

Rutherglen Reformer - - THE TICKET - Re­view by Craig Todd

The LOL Com­edy Night in Mother­well Theatre was classed as “real in your face com­edy” set within a lo­cal set­ting.

Graham Mackie, Chris Forbes, Anna De­vitt and Pa­trick Rolink cer­tainly de­liv­ered by mak­ing ev­ery­one de­liver howls of laugh­ter through­out the evening.

A evening was kicked off by host Mackie, who was stag­gered by the mad­ness of a crowd of Karens who had formed a group due to them shar­ing the name.

While jok­ing with a fore­man, he re­vealed his list of fa­mous look-a-likes thanks to his long white shaggy beard, rang­ing from Harry Pot­ter’s Ha­grid to Un­cle Al­bert from Only Fools and Horses.

Speak­ing about his her­itage from Poolewe, he did a rou­tine that can­not be printed in a fam­ily news­pa­per, but did an in­ter­est­ing sketch about film re­makes, in­clud­ing a merg­ing of Titanic and Jaws.

His best joke of the night was speak­ing about his near-death ex­pe­ri­ence af­ter hav­ing an ap­pen­dix re­moved.

Mackie came back to speak to the Karens and was heck­led about the pro­nun­ci­a­tion of Over­ton, be­fore in­tro­duc­ing Anna De­vitt. Fa­mous for her Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent au­di­tion in 2013, De­vitt is Mar­mite: some will hate it, oth­ers will love it.

Her gag about sur­pris­ing her boyfriend for lunch, only to take three days to reach the oil rig he worked on, brought gig­gles.

Mackie ap­peared once more to in­tro­duce the head­liner for the night, Rolink, who pro­duced a re­mark­able rou­tine about mu­sic and mem­o­ries.

Dis­miss­ing heck­lers, he rem­i­nisced about play­ing Knock Knock, Run Away and his dis­gust at mail com­pa­nies who have kept the trend. He also spoke of be­ing told not to play with a Bar­ney Bea­dle as he would give you sweets, pok­ing fun at his larger frame stat­ing he would have been a sucker for him.

His rou­tine was filled with sto­ries from Air­drie, giv­ing good quips about a pos­si­ble town cal­en­dar and an al­ter­na­tive fash­ion mag­a­zine.

The high­light was his old but golden story of why he be­came an Al­bion Rovers di­rec­tor, de­spite liv­ing in Air­drie and his warmth and hu­mour were a fit­ting way to end an en­joy­able evening.

The mes­sage by the co­me­di­ans was to sup­port lo­cal com­edy within lo­cal venues. More acts like this at low prices should en­cour­age oth­ers

through the doors.

Hi­lar­i­ous Pa­trick Rolink was one of the comics on the bill

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