The first Secret Policeman’s Ball in umpteen years took place last night at the Albert Hall. A host of celebrities, etc. Tickets were £100 a go. So we didn’t.
Instead, we watched live from the comfort of the Picturehouse Cinema. Just £12 a ticket, and shorter toilet and bar queues. And no missing the last train.
We ate early; De Luca was unsurprisingly almost empty at 5pm. The show started at nearly 7:45, fifteen minutes later than scheduled and 45 minutes later than shown on our tickets. Bah, to think we could have eaten at the far more respectable time of 5:30.
Here are one-word summaries of various acts.
- The Zutons: subdued
- Chevy Chase/Seth Green: OK
- Jimmy Fallon/Barry from Eastenders: good
- Dylan Moran: good
- Andrew Maxwell: hmmmm
- Jessica Stevenson/Julia Davies: OK
- Russell Brand: excellent
- Graham Norton/Ronnie Ancona/Jon Culshaw: impressive
- Al Murray: splendid
- The Magic Numbers: meh
- The Mighty Boosh: acceptable
- Sarah Silverman: odd
- Omid Djalili: poor
- Green Wing: poor
- Richard E. Grant + others: OK
- Natalie Imbruglia + David Armand: excellent
- Eddie Izzard: excellent
Avaragado’s rating: one unopened pot of honey
One response to “The Secret Policeman’s Ball”
It’s on telly on Oct 31st at 10pm.
If you can’t wait til then, here’s the Torn thing (not from SPB, and sans Natalie Ibuprofen, but still funny)