Tonight I travelled across the river to Deptford and Sonia Aste's Bee Happy comedy night at The Duke. As a pub it was a lovely venue, admittedly sitting seemingly in the middle of no-where, with a charming back area for the show.
Sonia is an enthusiastic host armed with musical instruments and very prone to shouting "yayyyy" on a regular basis. She is what a night like this needs and a world away from the cynical deadpanners who often host comedy nights. Not that that's a bad thing. Just a refreshing change.
So I opened the night and One Shot got people joining in as its role intended. Selfie stick was somewhat crippled by a dodgy mic cable but I pushed on through and most of the punchlines hit.
Opening may lack the kudos of a later spot but it does mean you can relax with a beer for the next couple of hours rather than repeatedly rehearse lines in your head. Some strong sets and good conversations later I was back on the DLR with an open invite to return.