A night of laughter

There’s a saying that ‘laughter is the best medicine’. If this is indeed true, then everyone who attended last Saturday night’s Caribbean Comedy Explosion left the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium cured of all ills, worries, aches and pains.

The much-anticipated CARIFESTA XIII fringe event brought together the best of the best in comedy from across the Caribbean on one stage. There was standing room only in the newly renovated Wildey, St Michael sports and entertainment facility. Those on the floor, to the very last seat in the stands, rolled with laughter from the start of the show, right until the end.

The likes of Bashment Soca king, Stiffy, Queen Archibald Cox, Trevor Eastmond, Laff it Off, and Rum and Coke represented Barbados and did not disappoint.

Queen Archibull Cox made quite a grand entrance.
Darryl Mendoza of Trinidad served up some clever jokes.
The packed audience enjoyed every moment with Linden Jumbie Jones of Guyana.
Rum and Coke left the crowd in stitches

Stiffy performed some of his most popular hits, but not before showing that he was multitalented and dropped a few jokes of his own while encouraging men to keep quiet about many things.

Queen Archibull Cox was “her” usual, comic self and left the crowd in stitches. She made quite a grand entrance, in an outfit with a ‘split in the middle’, much to the delight of the very appreciative audience. She kept the fans roaring while telling them about recent trips to the USA,  ‘thiefing’ Bajans, the controversial NSRL tax, among many other topics. The Queen also shared some wisdom with the audience in a bid to lift the spirits of Barbadians.

Rum and Coke served up clever jokes on some of the more serious issues affecting the country including the Prime Minister’s response to the many potholes in the roads and rising crime. They also re-enacted the interview between Hollabak and Admiral, a controversial issue from the recent 2017 Crop Over season.

The Laff It Off group had the audience in stitches and left no stone unturned as they addressed various social and cultural issues. Their presentation in the form of a skit was expertly done and had the crowd roaring with laughter even after they left the stage.

Trevor Eastmond was his usual dynamite self with his array of jokes. MC Mac Fingall dropped some gems, at times leaving the crowd laughing even during the breaks. The duo from Jamaica, Itty and Fancy Cat, were their usual comic selves and approached each of their topics with boldness. They even gave some advice to Barbados on how to handle the rise in crime.

Jumbie and Odessa Primus from Guyana served up many jokes that had the audience cackling to start the show. Trinidadians — Darryl Mendoza, Errol Fabien, Kenneth Supersad, and Learie Joseph — also kept the audience in stitches with their many jokes on social and cultural issues. 

 

Source: (DB)

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