Fantastic four bring the laughs at comedy night
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