Underbelly Festival, London
Uncredited, Explore Gloucestershire September 10th, 2008
During the 2008 February half term break I took my children ages nine and twelve along to the Comedy4Kids Club at The Guildhall in Gloucester. This was going to be a bit of an interesting one for me to see how it stood up to the adult versions that I like to see on a regular basis.
The children were excited as never seeing anything like this before they didn’t know what to expect. The audience was a mixture of kids, parents and grandparents with the children ranging in age from six to about fifteen.
James Campbell appeared on the stage looking very normal and smartly dressed. A good start I thought – no clowns! He really is extremely funny and we all chuckled our way through his first set. There were no one liners either, but a collection of funny stories which were aimed at a younger audience. But hey, we were all children once so it did take you back a bit!.
The next act was Andrew O’Neil, a Dr Who fan who entertained his young audience with more amusing stories. It’s quite an experience to see how a grown man reacts to a 6 year old heckler and there was quite a lot of audience participation. Both acts went down acts went down extremely well with the audience and a good time was had by all.
So… would I go again? Yes.
Did the kids enjoy it? Yes?
Would we recommend it to others ? Definitely, but book early. The word is out there now.
The KidzComedy Club returns to the Gloucester Guildhall this autumn.
Suitable for children (and adults) over six. This event features unreserved seating.