The Oval Comedy Club
It all started at
The Cosmic Comedy Club in Fulham Palace Road.
After a whole year of thinking
"I must pop in there one night... just for a laugh"
Brian popped in .. and LOVED it!
He collected the numbers of the acts he liked
and when asked why he wanted them he replied "I shhh wad a pud a clubbonne dy"
which to him meant "One day I shall start my own club..."
Being true professionals they reluctantly handed over their numbers.
18 Months later Brian started
at The Cricketers by The Oval Cricket ground
It lasted for about 3 months before moving to
The Grosvenor in Sidney Road Stockwell.
Cartoonist John Byrne did some flyers for us.
peddled his miserable songs
ranted and raved and tormented the audience
played his part as Ed Butt The Bouncer
Erica The Singing Waitress
sang and waited... and waited
Max The Musical Interval
added what he believed to be music to the interval
and we had live bands at the end of the night
Between all this
we managed to squeeze in about 7 or 8 acts each night to please an audience of between 2 and 150
We did have 150 once when the brilliant Al Murray headlined on our 1st birthday.
retained our original enthusiasm until Pear Shaped's third birthday
Pear Shaped's third birthday
And then... everything went Pear Shaped...
and we're very happy to say it still is.
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