Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Comedy Club Asia may've climaxed too soon, so to speak. McGhie, the cheeky chappie from London, but well-spoken, was an excellent compere. He started well and got even better. Definitely a young stand-up artist with a big future. The Wikipedia heckle was priceless. Aggressive Australian Brendon Burns was next up and misjudged the mood by simply being too confrontational. He certainly lagged well behind the other two on the night. He reminded me a little of Ian Cognito, one of the best of the aggressive comedians, but wasn't as funny. As for Nichol, he confirmed the pre-gig hype as a unique performer. Very funny stand-ups who can work the crowd as well as he did, and then include a series of guitar-accompanied songs are definitely a cut above the rest. And Nichol is certainly that. The guy in the front row, Lee, came in for much of his mock-gay innuendo and took it on the chin. Nichol began as a member of the trio Corky and the Juice Pigs and his star has never waned. On this manic performance, he will continue to wow crowds for a long time to come. Truly exceptional.