It would be hard not to like Phil Kay. His natural enthusiasm for life and his tinkling giggle are infectious. The small Temple venue is packed with an audience who have clearly seen the festival stalwart before and know what to expect and he doesn’t disappoint. Kay entertains with rambling stories of close shaves with the law and a reckless approach to personal safety. Along with improvised songs about the perils that cyclists have to endure on the road, I imagine that each night of this show will be different depending on the audience interaction.
Kay is a talented and natural stand up and he has me laughing out loud many times throughout the evening.
The set revolves around Kay’s genuine passion of cycling and bikes he has restored from former neglect, loved and lost. You can join Kay for a comedy bike ride taking in his choice of sights within Brighton and Hove and you might get to take part in a red arrows style choreographed routine with Dr Pepper in your pocket - turn up at 7.30pm with your bike at the venue and all will become clear. Although Kay might not have a bike so you might need to be prepared to give him a backy.