Live Review: Portsmouth’s Big Mouth Comedy Festival

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Portsmouth’s  Big Mouth Comedy Festival opened Friday night with with the funny James Alderson getting the crowd warmed up and introducing the acts at Portsmouth Guildhall.

The first act was Larry Dean from Glasgow who got the audience laughing at his witty jokes and great English accent impressions.

Then followed Jo Caulfield as seen on the likes of Never Mind the Buzzcocks and she walked on the stage to a huge cheer and applause.

Jo told stories about her relationship and chatted about male and female relationships which had everyone laughing. Jo also went on about how she loves Waitrose no matter the price and told some great jokes.

Next up after the interval was Ivo Graham who personally stole the show with his stories about France and getting the audience involved in banking and talking to members of the audience.   He got a few to sing the tune to Lloyds what will become his centre piece for shows to come.

Then came the main act of the night, the legend, Milton Jones, who has quick one liners that had everyone in stitches with his wacky hair style and great comedy.

Saturday saw Larry Dean once again in the main auditorium as well as Ivo Graham who both done another fantastic show.John Moloney, Nigel NG, Dane Baptiste and Geoff Norcott all followed throughout the night to make another splendid evening of comedy.

For me however the main event was definitely the Q & As of Neil Morrissey and John Thomson (Cold Feet) who both appeared in Men Behaving Badly over the years. Hosted by Craig Murray, both Q & As provided honest yet funny answers by two of the most genuine actors I have had the pleasure to witness.

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Neil Morrissey

We managed to catch up with Neil Morrissey after the Q & A for a quick interview, check it out below!

Big Mouth Comedy Festival is set to take place once again on Friday 8th March (Thursday’s ‘Police Cops In Space’ postponed) with Amir Khoshoskhan, Mike Cox, George William Rigden and Tom Lucy all set to entertain the Portsmouth crowd.