It was Dara’s 110th performance on this tour, the second date of a nine night run at the Hammersmith Apollo. He was very, very, funny. If you can’t make it to one of the remaining performances in London, or one of the provincial gigs, the last Apollo show will be recorded for DVD. Details over on Dara’s website.
I’ve been to The Apollo once before. It was, and I’m equally ashamed and amused to be writing this, a The Feeling gig. The venue hasn’t changed much since. Aside from the addition of stalls seating for the comedy crowd, it’s pretty much the same. The auditorium is still tatty, the toilets remain rank, the beer continues to command a ludicrous £4.10 a pint, the bars maintain a state of woeful incapacity. But that can all be forgiven, simply for this: the seats are comfortable and even a lanky streak of piss (like me) gets enough leg-room. And, as I said above, the man’s funny.
One of the highlights of the evening came courtesy of a lady sitting behind us:
A splendid night out.