Omid Djalili headlines at the Half Moon Herne Hill
‘Pull The Other One’ returns for their monthly night of mayhem.
The evening’s entertainment was seamlessly compered by Mrs Vivienne Soan and Mr Stephen Frost, who was standing in for Martin Soan who was at home nursing two broken ribs!
Djalili eased the audience into a sense of security and engaged them in a warm flow of mutual appreciation allowing him to deliver the goods freely with admirable stillness and ease.
Some of the jokes and observations that Djalili offers-up would not be out of place at the ‘Wheel Tappers and Shunters Social Club’, however the passage of time and the benefit of a foreign number plate allow him to venture into areas that would otherwise be out of bounds and yet when you analyse his material as he does himself, they are after-all Only Words.
It was a well-crafted, invigorating performance delivered to one-hundred and fifty people from the intimacy of a small stage in the back of a lovely pub; he could have been in your living room.
However the performance of the night has to go to Steve Best who closed the second act. Anyone familiar with Pull The Other One, where the main act does not necessarily appear at the end of the show will realise the difficulty in going on after the break and after the main act has left the audience on a high.
Steve Best is what I can only describe as a cross between Tim Vine and Tommy Cooper, with his speed of delivery and timing; he appears to be random and unrehearsed which he obviously is not.
Best is a multi-talented performer and costume-juggling balloon artiste.
He had me and the audience in stitches and he topped off what was a fantastic evening of comical variety.
Joke of the day goes to Steve Best
‘’Took my Girlfriends Orgasm to Christies turns out it’s a Fake’’
Pull the other One
Friday 11 January 2013
At The Half Moon Pub