We all need a laugh these days . . . am I right?
Hail then the much-anticipated return of the live arts and, in particular stand-up comedy. The perfect antidote for a post-pandemic chilly February evening!
If you’re not in the know, then I’m referring to Comedy at Work’s monthly stand-up gigs at Revive Café and Bar in Warwick.
Selling out faster than booze at the PM’s nearest off-licence(!) – these popular events are going down a veritable storm with locals and out-of-towners alike.
So I thought it was time to check out the vibe at their latest laughter fest this week.
The Comedy at Work team assembled a line-up of five laughter makers – and with the help of Warwick’s very own funny man compere Elliot Powell – kept a packed audience entertained for more than two hours.
Word of warning though – don’t sit on the front rows in what is already an intimate venue for comedy if you don’t want to become part of the show!
But it was clear everyone was up for plenty of banter and the jokes were lapped up as readily as the liquid refreshments.
Headline act Rachel Jackson made the most of a whipped up comedy crowd by the time her act closed the show. It had been a fun and lively evening for the appreciative crowd- and just the tonic we all needed.
The live gigs return once a month to Revive so if you want to feast on the fun, book now here
Next month’s headliner is the newly crowned British Comedian of the Year, Jeff Innocent.
Anne Docherty and Mark Hinds from Warwickshire are the creative minds behind Comedy at Work, an innovative business that brings stand-up to venues across the country.
For details of all Comedy At Work’s upcoming gigs visit here
As well as monthly comedy morsels, Revive Café and Bar is serving up a newly extended menu under new Executive Chef Catalino Bernal. ‘Cats’ – as he’s known – has spent 25 years working in restaurant kitchens at home and abroad, including the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel in his native Philippines and, locally, The Saxon Mill in Warwick and The Orange Tree, in Chadwick End.
Diners are now able to choose from new dishes including steaks, ribs, risotto and wider vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free selection. A new range of bar snacks has also been introduced. (Look out for reviews in the local press soon!)
The popular venue, in Smith Street, is now open even longer, from 8am-6pm Monday and Tuesday, 8am-11pm Wednesdays to Saturdays and 9am-10pm on Sundays. Visit here to check out the menu or to book a games table. Group bookings can be made by calling 01926 403 333.
This successful Revive and Comedy at Work collaboration reminds me of the words of a certain William Shakespeare: “Prepare for mirth, for mirth becomes a feast.”
And we all deserve to gorge on as much of it as possible. . .