The Friday before last may have been the last full Comedy Night before the move to the Rugby Club, but no one was in a valedictory mood.
Nathan Cassidy had a particularly unruly audience, determined to outwit and second guess his opening set, with amusing consequences.
There was little time for audience interaction once Adam Hess had taken the stage. Somewhere between Mark Watson and Eddie Izzard, his exhaustive set of loopy observations was frenetic, silly and hilarious.
Gareth Richards, closing this increasingly raucous night, was more interested in riffing off his naughty audience than in his prepared routine, though when he managed to wrestle proceedings back to his scatological world view, he proved himself to be a very funny man.
The good natured audience of the comedy nights has become an integral part of an evening that the attendant comedians seem to genuinely enjoy. It’s that atmosphere that only builds over months of successful events, so it’s a relief and a delight these evenings will be carrying on.