Alan Carr Yap Yap Yaps his way to comedy gold in Porthcawl

Wow, what a storming comedy set from Channel 4 chat show host Alan Carr.

I needed my asthma pump by the time he had finished his almost two hour set at the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl the laughter was so non-stop.

It’s easy to forget that the bespectacled comedian is a stand-up after the past few years fronting various Channel 4 programmes including his uber-successful chat show Alan Carr – Chatty Man. Carr received a rapturous reception at the Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl and the show was a sell out and you can see why when you watch him working the stage and the crowd.

He’s the king of audience interaction and without it, I don’t think his show would be half as good, and it’s the reason why he makes such a good interviewer of celebrities also.

He loves his crowd and the crowd loved him, apart from the two women who sprinted out as soon as he said “goodnight” – “I thought I was getting a standing ovation, but they were legging it,” he exclaimed, and which squeezed an extra unexpected laugh from the show.

That’s what I love best about Carr, his reactionary wit to audience comments, his surroundings, he’s not so much thinking on his feet as naturally funny without trying.

When asked about where one would find love in Porthcawl someone shouted “Streets” – a nightclub in the town –which was inevitably and hilariously misconstrued by Carr who got a lot of mileage out of “you find love on the streets here then?” paired with his trademark camp face-pulling and eyebrow raising it’s impossible not to laugh at the naturally funny man.

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And these off-the-cuff moments complimented the set-pieces of the show which included TripAdvisor rants – “It’s not the lake’s fault a woman had her handbag stolen!” – making a difference in life, dealing with rubbish TV show proposals and taking his gasping mother on safari and “sexy food”.

But the main thing I took from his show is that I hope I’m not the “dirty friend” everyone hates accepting a cup of tea from when they go around their house.

He claims if you can’t think of a friend like that, you ARE that friend.

I know I’m not, but perhaps Carr could come and judge for himself in a new show I thought of – Carr’s Cleaner Than You?

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