Entertainment

Bubbling comedy cook-up

BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer staff reporter

Sunday, December 29, 2013    

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IF there was any doubt about local comedy's health, it was put to rest on Boxing Day at the Jamaica Pegasus, where the 10th staging of Christmas Comedy Cook-Up took place.

Organiser Owen 'Blakka' Ellis, before taking up his MC duties, thanked the fans for ensuring the show had an annual audience of at least 1,000.

"A lot of folks thought it (comedy show) could not work as we are competing with Sting and other Boxing Day events, but 10 years later and here we are," he said to cheers.

Patrons found it hard to keep straight faces, as acts took cracks at the Government or revelled in sexual innuendo.

Surprise of the evening was Kathy Grant from the hit television programme The Ity and Fancy Cat Show. Her comparisons of "black people vs white people" left room for no offence.

Poker-faced Leighton Smith opened with "Good to see so many Jamaicans in one place and it's not a demonstration."

He had high praise for some of the best 'track coaches' in the world, including finance minister Peter Phillips. "From him tek ova the dollar nuh stop run!"

Christopher 'Johnny' Daley took it to the bedroom with some bawdy barbs. Ellis and co-MCs Elva & Pretty Boy Floyd ensured there was no let-up. With deadpan expression, Ellis declared himself a homosexual - "cause I have sex at home."

Trinidadians Will Sylvince and Rachel Price, like Daley, kept it in the bedroom while the popular Ity and Fancy Cat had no difficulty connecting with their audience.

Other performers on the fun-filled event were Roza Rose, Apachie Chief Jnr and Sarge, Rohan Gunter and Lemon.

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