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Tooting Rhubarb

January 14, 2012 Feeling My Age Comments

Last Thursday evening our whole family walked down to the Tooting Rhubarb Comedy Club, together with two schoolfriends of Child K.

Gang of Girls
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The venue was rammed on account of the headliner being Andrew Maxwell. His set was unfocussed and underprepared but the man has the talent and charisma to pull off a respectable 30 minutes practically in his sleep.

We enjoyed flâneur, raconteur and bon-viveur Marcel Lucont a lot more. His Stage Frenchman routine was nicely understated with some great gags, a quick wit and a slight edge of suave menace. It hinted that anyone would be extremely unwise to heckle – and nobody did. At the interval he sold copies of his book “What We French Think Of You British… And Where You Are Going Wrong.”

Lucont also gave away free cigarette packet inserts for the use of his fellow smokers. These were small tags to slip inside the cellophane with slogans such as: SMOKING IS BIG AND CLEVERCIGARETTES: SOMETHING ELSE WILL PROBABLY KILL ME FIRST and SMOKING IMPROVES JAZZ.

But for our family the highlight was host Anthony Dewson performing “When You’re Under Thirty You Know Bugger All” – shot here by Child K, whose camera hand shakes about halfway through as she and her friends become helpless with laughter.

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