Birdies Comedy (2 shows): The Savoy Tap, The Strand, London, 2018
Birdies Comedy (3 shows): The Savoy Tap, The Strand, London, 2019
On a regular basis (January and September 2018 then again in March, July and September 2019), I like to return for a free night of laughter at Birdies Comedy night in London. As ever, my Irish friend and comedian Brendon O’Donaghue is always on hand to MC. I always like to sit at the front where all the comics sit nervously in the audience in the upstairs room of the Savoy Tap pub. In January 2018, O’Donaghue announced my presence as ‘Comedy royalty with a great laugh!’ He then kept going to try and get laughs from one-line jokes that I had heard many times before, but his delivery is key and on cue, he made me laugh out loud with his wonderful routines.
When I went again to Birdies Comedy, the jovial Irishman was in command of the room and new comedians a platform and a chance to shine. In March 2019, he again brilliantly controlled the lively audience with a mixture of well-trodden expert one-liners and timing. In July 2019, the jovial Irishman was again in total command of the room and giving new comedians encouragement, a platform and a chance to shine. O’Donaghue is a very warm, funny man and a great promoter of live stand-up comedy and it is always a pleasure to watch him front this great comedy night.