King of the one-liner and star of BBC’s Mock The Week, Milton Jones, was at his eccentric best at Wolverhampton Civic Hall.
Jones, who was in the city as part of his On The Road tour, made his name on the satirical panel show, which has lead to numerous UK tours and DVD releases.
With the help of his ‘grandad’, who bared a suspicious likeness to Jones, the London-born funny man rattled off punchline after punchline in his usual deadpan style.
He was on stage last night for just over an hour – enough time for him to recommend a new anthem for Wolverhampton and request subtitles for one Black Country heckler. Such jokes included: “I am Caucasian. My mother’s from an Irish city and my dad’s Japanese.”
He was supported by little-known Chris Martin whose plucky performance at times put him on a par with another BBC comic, Russell Howard.
But it was Hawaiian-shirt-wearing Jones that the masses had come to see.
His comic timing, bewilderingly mannerisms and Second World War Tommy accent had the near capacity audience chuckling from the opening gag through to his obligatory encore at the end.
Despite Jones’ efforts it was a joke of his ‘grandad’s’ that brought the biggest laugh of the night though.
He said: “I went into Wolverhampton earlier, it was so cold there a man was sat on top of a horse frozen.”
In all it was a good solid nuts and bolts comedy show from a performer who is a must see anytime that he’s in town.