The Best of The Comedy Store: The Comedy Store, London, 1992
99 Club Comedy: Leicester Square, London, 2014
99 Club Comedy: Leicester Square, London, 2015
Headliners Comedy Club: George IV pub, Chiswick, London, 2016
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2017
Bob Mills has been a stand-up comedian for over thirty years. I first saw him way back in 1992 where the cockney, laddish, everyman charm and easy-going confidence were on display even back then. He was heading the famous Comedy Store in London where he was in total control of his audience chatting to them determined to find a nugget of comedy to make the crowd roar.
Many years later, he appeared again for 99 Club Comedy in 2014 and 2015 where again he delivered assured sets based on stereotypes ranting about the North South divide in Britain. Again, he was brilliantly funny.
I saw Mills again perform at Always Be Comedy in 2017. There were lots of winning jokes and stories in much of his set, and his seen-it-all-before way of thinking is a winning stance that’s been much copied. He has an ability to draw the crowd in whilst building a quite elaborate set-up and then delivering a great punchline. Stories about his upbringing from war-torn East End unpleasantness to up-market living in North London featured passionately with biting wit. His very droll, relaxed approach won over the crowd and he showed just what a seasoned professional comedian he was.