Headed along to see Jamaine Ross at the Classic Studio last night and he was standing at the door, greeting/offering thanks and t-shirt praises to those coming through. His presence at the door fostered a very laid-back atmosphere that promised a well-structured show full of laughs- mostly at his own expense- of which he delivered.
The anecdotal-ridden jokes were free-flowing as Ross proceeded to cover a range of relatable topics from transformers to dirty nursery rhymes recited as a kid. The 80s-90s pop-culture references were well-placed and inclusive, can’t say there is ever a dull moment. There’s something about Ross’s style of storytelling that is both entertaining and thoughtful, with a contagious laugh that transformed even awkward moments into hilarious ones. Heh, get it? Transformers- because he devoted an entire segment to Tranformers, robots in disguise. (You sang it, didn’t you?)
I suppose the only joke I found a bit tiring, or rather just felt was dragged out, was a running gag about the best Jamaine in comedy right now- depending on whether other ones still counts as comedians. Because, not to harp on about it or anything but, they don’t have nicknames based upon a Beardy McBeard- do they?
If you’ve got a spare evening head on down to The Classic Studio for an ab workout. If not much else, than to brush up on your rounds game. Singing in rounds should make a comeback. To be sure, to be sure. Although if we see Jamaine in the streets I’m gonna punch him out for getting that Venga boys song stuck in my head.