The comedy wasn't only on stage – by Monique Chambers

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This edition of the LOL comedy at the Dolmen Hotel in Qawra was in my humble opinion, the best so far. I have missed but 1 in the last 7 years; the company has been producing shows for the past 10.

The impressive line up was introduced by Andre Vincent, a man who just looks funny, and is as sharp as a knife. His job was tough on the Friday night, with a few tables being ripe for ribbing, and others who should have been ousted for their behaviour.

Two under-dressed girls sat centre stage, probably thinking they wold pull a star and certainly did get the attention – albeit merciless. I wished the table of tossers close to us had been closer to the stage and suffered the wrath of this poison tongued MC. I could muster evil looks, but the whiny voiced girl who I swear, didn’t stop for breath, would have been red-carded for sure. Maybe because they were young, they didn’t know we hadn’t paid to listen to them. I wish I had taken a picture of them so I could humiliate them now, and again.

The first act was brilliant, Paul Thorne, look him up. I am still laughing at his chicken impressions. Wayne Deakin who followed, is a man who seems not to have the typical comedians life, he sounded more like a party animal. Bit quick for much of the audience, which must be pretty hard to deal with. His humour was slightly close to the line, but I certainly laughed out loud.

The headline act was Sean Hughes, you gotta give it to LOL, they do entice great acts to come to Malta. I ‘grew up’ with comedians like this – which may explain a lot. His observations were spot on, I wish someone from MTA, the government and a local paper were in the audience to hear their perceptions, bear in mind, the next act they do, they will all refer to ‘a gig I did recently in Malta’.

I have only one piece of criticism, and it is constructive. The fabulous Colin Fitz plays such good music, you want to stay on and dance. It must be easy to clear away a few tables and let the night continue, rather than end too soon? LOL and DAN?

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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