Let Muh Laugh needed no permission Saturday night to have the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) rocking to tears. Every seat was filled as the biggest names in regional comedy had the audiences’ attention throughout the evening. The jokes often cut close to home, with many politicians and other notable figures not being left out as the entertainers left no stones unturned in the pursuit of full joyous effect.
Once again, Mac Fingall was the dependable MC who kept the crowd going between the acts of the night. As MC, he has shown his skill with feeling the pulse of the crowd, and his well-timed quick retorts and outlandish stories always found resonance with those who were listening.
Learie Joseph out of Trinidad brought a skit which involved a slow learner schoolboy, and a very impatient teacher. Needless to say, the crowd was deeply invested in the relationship between the two characters. From his antics on stage, he clearly showed why he is known as a veteran here in the West Indies. I found myself laughing numerous times at how his obviously “challenged” character seemingly outsmarted the teacher at every turn, even out of his money.
Lord Zenn is no stranger to the stage in Barbados. However, it was apparently his first time doing stand-up comedy on the island. Though his time in front of the audience Saturday was short, his impact was unmistakable. The man knows how to tell jokes!
His take on Donville Inniss’ ‘alleged’ money laundering charge was potent and on par with what most of us thought at the time of the accusation. The shock was not in the charge, but in the amount of money.
“$36k for a Bajan politician?” That is the question he asked for the night and the crowd had no response but to cry out with resounding laughter. We hope to see more stand-up work from the well-known social media comic soon.
Richardo Reid Jr is a fairly new find on the comedy stage; his work at NIFCA and other performance competitions thrust him deep into the comedic waters, of which he now resides; and it’s a great thing to see. The young man is certainly still finding his way on the stage; however after his showing during the weekend, it will be nice to see how he progresses as he gets new material to work with. He did a great job. (SB)