Westcountry hip hop – among other things.

Ahhhh yes – Bill Bailey. Hilarity did ensue. Having seen Dylan Moran at the state twice previously I knew we were in for a good show. The comedy these guys produced during Black Books is unrivaled. As stand alone comedians they present at very different ends of the spectrum. Moran is very critical and the humor is reflective and anecdotal while Bailey uses his talents in poetry/music/literature to present hilarious matter.

Bailey presented a great show – I had a number of highlights but his ‘Westcountry Hip Hop’ was a massive stand out. As was one of his short films toward the end – which encompassed nearly all of his passing jokes (“I’ve always wanted to be a bag man at an intersection yelling at traffic”). Bailey never ceases to amaze me with his talent and wit – his talent extending to instruments such as the Tenori-on.

The State Theater is a perfect venue for comedians – the size is decent and seating comfortable. The only downside would be the availability of drinks/food – while they have three (or more?) licensed bars these are all small and cramped and the lines take roughly 15 mins. Pity.

If you are ever presented with a chance to see Mr Bailey I advise you to jump on it.

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