Lenny Henry rocks Perth Concert Hall!
Yesterday the wife and me went to see Lenny Henry performing at the Perth Concert Hall. I've never seen live stand up comedy before, except on TV where there's those pesky ad breaks, and I must say that the experience was unlike any i've ever had.
First I must say that i've not laughed this much for a looooooong time - it was roughly two hours of abs training and i was extremely sore in my jaw and stomach (all of my stomach actually!!) after having smiled like a fool and laughed far too loud for the entire session.
I was first introduced to Lenny when he did the first series of Chef on BBC when i was back home in Denmark and was glued to the TV each night it was on. Chef continued for 3 seasons and to this day i'm sure that Ramsey and Lenny are one and the same (hmmm, ok, Lenny is a 6+ foot black male and Ramsey is a white bloke and probably the most funniest chef on TV) because their behavior in the kitchen was almost identical.
This session marked the end of Lenny's performance in australia and he's going to new zealand next. So, for all of those kiwis (can i say kiwis???) with a sense of humour, it's simply a must see. If you don't have tickets yet you should honestly sell a kidney (ok, it's not that expensive, but worth it) and buy a ticket..if you can't get one, you're missing out on one of life's best remedies...laughing!!
Here's some more credible feedback on the show than me:
"Remarkable and exhilarating observational comedy" Financial Times, London
"Brilliant...a stunning breakthrough for stand up comedy" Daily Mail, London
"Stunning, a complete blast" Daily Mail, London
His tour of AusNZ will, as i said earlier, end in New Zealand:
25 July 2008 - Christchurch Town Hall
26 July 2008 - New Plymouth - TSB Theatre
28 July 2008 - Auckland - ASB Theatre Aotea Centre, The EDGE
29 July 2008 - Auckland - ASB Theatre Aotea Centre, The EDGE
31 July 2008 - Wellington - Michael Fowler Centre
What more can i say - best performance ever (and he doesn't even look like he's hitting 50 yet!!!!)