We were so pleased to see the fantastic comedian George King. We had seen him before doing a week at Rockerfellas in 2007. We were so glad to see him back, doing a season at Rachels.
George is one of those old style comedians, stories full of amusing anecdotes and punch lines. You may have seen him on ITVs Comedians back in the 1970’s. Since then, he has spent over thirty years on cruises, interspersed with guest appearances on dry land.
George starts his act by telling the audience two things, he doesn’t swear and he doesn’t talk about sex…he talks about gardening! From then on, every time he mentions anything to do with gardening, which is quite often, it is a sexual innuendo, which makes it even funnier - bedding plants, the wheelbarrow position and edging shears never seem the same again.
A very professional, exceptionally funny gentleman.
MIKE DENNETT and CHIC
Following George was another act from the old school, (the old ones are the best), ventriloquist Mike Dennett and his friend Chic. This was that kind of variety act you don’t see much any more. Remember Sunday Night at the London Palladium and other variety shows?, you would have seen Mike and Chic regularly on shows like that.
Another professional act. He started with getting to know the audience a bit, then that timeless classic where a voice shouts from the suitcase nearby, then out comes Chic. You can always tell a good ventriloquist, and Mike is one of those. Within a few minutes the dummy has become a real person. Chic was very rude and slapped Mike continually. Chic was not at all happy when Mike was lifting him up with his hand under his crotch! I also remember Chic’s arm falling off, then later Mike stepped on it and Chic complained that he was stepping on his fingers! Or the time when Mike moved Chic, and he wasn’t happy because his foot was facing the wrong way! You had to be there.
Go and see Mike Dennett and Chic for an hour of pure entertainment.
From Julie and Tim
Our visit to Benidorm in June 2009 began with a trip to Rachels Tavern. This used to be Steptoes and has now become a well established Cabaret venue with a new name and new owner. If you pass Morgans Tavern (also known as the Neptune Bar to followers of the TV comedy Benidorm), past the Villa De Benidorm, turn immediately right, cross the road and you are there.