Loads of laugh­ter for small au­di­ence.

In­au­gu­ral Legacy show staged at Devon House

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COM­EDY VET­ER­ANS Christo­pher ‘Johnny’ Da­ley and duo Ity and Fancy Cat were the high­lights of the in­au­gu­ral Legacy Com­edy and Mu­sic Show. Or­gan­ised by up-and­com­ing artiste Kurt Legacy, the event may not have pulled the large crowd an­tic­i­pated, but the hand­ful of guests got their money’s worth.

Held on Satur­day night on the lawns of Devon House, Hope Road, St An­drew, the show boasted an all-in­clu­sive at­mos­phere as food and drinks were served to pa­trons through­out the night. The show got off to a late start, and pa­trons used the time to fill up on serv­ings of jerked chicken, sweet-and-sour chicken, swee­tand-sour fish, fried rice, and steamed veg­eta­bles. They also kept the bars busy, as mixed drinks were served up all night.

The show got off to a slow start as In­sta­gram co­me­dian Deno Crazy had some dif­fi­cul­ties con­nect­ing with the au­di­ence. His punch­lines at the be­gin­ning were slow in com­ing, but his act im­proved as he got set­tled. He man­aged to gain a few laughs from the crowd, which was be­gin­ning to grow a lit­tle rest­less. Deno Crazy ended his set on a bet­ter note than he started and earned a round of ap­plause. He was com­mended by in­ter­na­tional co­me­dian and the night’s em­cee, Ma­jah Hype, for stick­ing to his guns, even with a tough crowd. Hype en­cour­aged the young­ster to con­tinue hon­ing his skills as com­edy is not an easy pro­fes­sion and is par­tic­u­larly hard when one is try­ing to make the tran­si­tion from In­sta­gram co­me­dian to

stand-up. Deno Crazy was in­vited back to the stage for the au­di­ence to ap­plaud him again for his ef­forts.

Ex­pe­ri­ence ruled the night af­ter that as the vet­er­ans took the show to the next level. Johnny had the crowd laugh­ing to tears from start to fin­ish. For­mer Miss World­turned-Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Lisa Hanna could not con­tain her­self, hold­ing her belly a few times as the jokes be­came in­tense. Com­mend­ing Deno Crazy, Da­ley opened by point­ing out that he didn’t al­ways have his act to­gether. He shared that he was bot­tled a few times as his jokes failed to con­nect. He then went straight into his set, giv­ing pa­trons a look into his love life. En­cour­ag­ing men and women to avoid let­ting their re­la­tion­ships get mo­not­o­nous, Da­ley im­plored women to spice things up by role play­ing and giv­ing their men a dif­fer­ent woman ev­ery night. He also im­plored men to please their women in ev­ery way pos­si­ble, even if it means par­tak­ing in taboo ac­tiv­i­ties. His set left the au­di­ence want­ing more.

KINGS OF COM­EDY

Ity and Fancy Cat also de­liv­ered an en­ter­tain­ing set. Joke af­ter joke, they proved why they have re­mained among the kings of com­edy in Ja­maica. The duo ef­fort­lessly so­licited laughs from ev­ery mem­ber of the au­di­ence as they touched on top­ics from pol­i­tics to crime to re­la­tion­ships.

Mu­sic and dance were in­fused into the in­au­gu­ral event. Or­gan­iser Kurt Legacy and Mi­ami-based artiste Kyapi of­fered up the evening’s mu­si­cal se­lec­tions. Though the acts are fairly new to the lo­cal en­ter­tain­ment space, they held their own and re­ceived good feed­back from the crowd. They brought the cur­tains down on the evening’s pro­ceed­ings, with Mr Legacy thank­ing pa­trons for sup­port­ing him on his first event as a pro­moter.

The re­ac­tions leave no doubt that the com­edy hit hard.

Ity (left) and Fancy Cat.

Richard Lake and Lisa Hanna en­grossed in the show.

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