Category Archives: Comedy

Rob Brydon (I am Standing Up).

Wednesday 10th October 2018, a rare midweek day off so, as usual I’m down at Cardiff Bay on a really hot autumn day. Today I’m at the Millennium Centre to meet the new members of the development team for a chance to air a few ideas etc, then I have an opportunity to watch Rob Brydon with his ‘I am Standing Up’ tour. Really good day so far, one of my best midweek days for a long while. I rarely get to watch comedy, so it’s nice to be able to broaden my theatrical horizons, with the hope of the watching different forms of entertainment on the big stage.

After the events of the day I realise just how much this theatre means to me and how it has totally changed me whole way of life. Watching all these wonderful shows, in these magnificent surroundings, with so many people I can call my friends, has been a revelation.

Time to talk about tonight’s show, first off was Andrew Bird with a 20 minute slot, very funny and no obscene language, which is nice to see, for a change. A nice warm up for the main event.

Rob Brydon was absolutely brilliant, laughed all night, great jokes along with his impressions especially Ken Bruce, classic. Really good singing voice, well he is Welsh, wouldn’t expect anything else. Fabulous night entertainment, with both artists never going down the smutty line of comedy, for a change. Feel the need to watch more comedy shows after tonight.

Amazing day today, really glad I took the day off.

Jack Whitehall: At Large.

Saturday 15th July 2017, so glad to be back at the Millenium Centre in Cardiff Bay, after a long working week, to watch my first ever live comedy show, with Jack Whitehall: At Large. Tonight will be yet another milestone for me, as it is my 300th performance of a show at the Millenium Centre. For the record, I’ve now seen 140 single shows, over 370 performances of those, In all venues, since December 2012. So my 300 at the Centre reminds me just how much I enjoy watching shows and visiting one of the best theatres in the world, on a regular basis. 

The theatre means so much to me at the moment, I’m trying to watch as much as I can, from as many different genres as possible. Throughout the vast quantity of shows I’ve seen, I personally have yet to see a bad one, everything has been brilliant.

On to tonight’s performance, first up a comic called Lloyd Griffiths, with a 20 minute (ish) set, very funny,  getting the audience laughing from the start, a great warm up act, to get the ball rolling. For my first live comedy show I didn’t know what to expect, but I came out laughing like all of the others. Thouroughly enjoying it so far.

Jack bounds on stage to huge applause and carries on in the same mode, extremely funny throughout his act, I don’t think I stopped laughing at all. Loved everything, fabulous material and so well put over. Really impressed, so much so I think I’d like to come back to the Centre to see more of the same. We shall see. 

Another brilliant Saturday comes to an end, with a new found genre to visit on later occasions, so let’s see who else is on the bill in future months.