The day before Fire Fighting Nephew and his partner decided they couldn't make it, so there was just the four of us. Soooo, we had to cross the river to North Melbourne, always a slightly disconcerting experience for us who are firmly south of the river types. We had insufficient time to catch two trams, so although worried about parking we drove and easily found a parking space with plenty of time to spare. We came across Hippie Niece and her friend finishing a meal in Errol Street and after some chatting we entered the Comics Lounge.
The show was only advertised as being the comedian Mikey Robbins and nowhere did it say there would be other comedians. There were three other comedians and Mikey was mainly the host of the show but with some performing himself. This solved the puzzle in my mind about two and a half hours with one comedian. I should have known. There was quite a good crowd for a Wednesday night and we had a good time.
We saw Mikey out on the street while we were sitting and chatting. Of course the effing word was overused, certainly in the beginning of his performance. Use it for dramatic effect guys. Mikey was fine just being Mikey, as he has been for many years on radio and screen.
Next up was my favourite performer for the evening and although I had never heard of Gabriel Rossi before, he was very funny and I found him quite attractive in spite of him being fifty.
The last for the night was fine. His onstage time was a little too long I think, especially at the end of the evening. I've forgotten and can't find out his name. There was an obnoxious drug affected trio near the front of the stage and he had a good crack at them.
So yes, great night with good company, good performers and a good venue, but gosh does this socialising take it out of you. Luckily I had the next day off.