Kingston University (KU) students put on a hilarious performance for the K for Komedy cabaret at the Fighting Cocks on Thursday November 9.
The crowd went wild for a variety of acts including singers, sketches and stand-up comedians who ranged from beginners to professional performers.
Performer and drama student Liam Woods Williams, 19, said: “It was interesting, I really enjoyed it. We had a cracking audience.”
Third-year drama student Jaison Boulter, 21, took to the stage for the first time using material he’d previously tried out on his friends based on his own experiences.
“I get a lot of comedy from my ex because it was such a weird relationship,” Boulter said. “So many things about it were wrong and a lot of comedy comes from that.”
The crowd took every opportunity they could to get involved by sharing their opinions and heckling the performers.
Third-year drama and psychology student Luke Williams, who also performed, said: “I thought they were quite rowdy, quite opinionated but I think that’s what we like. I think the opinion of a crowd is what we strive for.”
The K for Komedy cabaret was set up by former KU student Toby Everett in January 2017 to raise money for the Dig Deep charity so he could climb Mount Kenya.
After graduating and trying other career paths, Everett realised this was what he wanted to pursue as a career.
He now runs the K for Komedy cabaret once a month at the Fighting Cocks as his main job.
“I reckon that 80 per cent of why I do this is just seeing the audience having a really good time,” Everett said. “Everyone laughs, no one feels shy to get involved.”
The show is open for all students to join regardless of their experience and Everett said it is a way for everyone to have a chance to perform.
“I’ve never said no to anyone so far because I trust in the people that recommend them to me and therefore I trust them as acts,” Everett said.
The next shows at the Fighting Cocks are on December 14 and January 11 and Everett wants more students to get involved.
To get involved email Everett at: firstname.lastname@example.org