Wednesday 28 September 2011

Watching David Armand

Last week I went to a comedy show.

A comedy show!

Amazing huh?

Well, you know for me it was as it was my first ever comedy night as understandably I struggle to hear comedians. There’s always a microphone obscuring their mouths, the jokes that get said quickly for added entertainment, or the pacing of the stage.

But this night was different, because David Armand was performing

For those who don't know who he is, stop reading and You Tube him immediately.

In his alter ego, Johann Lippwitz, he performs expressive dance to well-known pop songs – visually illustrating the songs with hilarious signs and facial expressions. It's amazing for me because it's a comedy I can follow.

He was not however performing alone, so I emailed the organisers at Comedy Gold and asked if it would be possible to reserve seats at the front so I could lipread the rest. And out of the three speaking acts I saw, I lipread two, which isn't bad. Especially as one of them was Irish!

David Armand's performance was amazing. He did a Paul Young song that I didn't know the words to, so I struggled a bit with that one, but then he did Queen's Don't Stop Me Now and Hit Me Baby one more time by Britney Spears both of which were amazing.

I left the night on a complete high, and it made me realise that if you don’t ask, you don’t get. I never expected the Comedy Gold people to be so fantastically wonderfully accomodating but I asked just in case, and they were.

Now I’ve got one comedy night under my belt, I can’t wait for the next one… and if it’s a David Armand one, I’d heartily recommend that you go, too.

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