ENTERTAINER Adrienne Coles is rapidly becoming something of a hometown hero as host of Coastal Comedy Club.

She certainly did a great job as compere last night. The theatre was packed and the audience was ready for a good laugh.

The triple bill kicked off with Yorkshireman Paul Tonkinson with his tales of family life which included a brilliant impression of his youngest son who thinks he's a gangster.

Next up was the small but mighty Tanyalee Davis, a 3 ft 6 inch high Canadian-American comedian who was outrageous and inspirational in equal measure.

But it was Lee Nelson who brought the house down from the moment he strutted on to the stage in his shiny grey, tight-fitting suit complete with large security tag still attached to his sleeve.

The former medic (real name Simon Brodkin) made his name sneaking into places he shouldn’t be – most notoriously presenting Theresa May with a P45 during her speech to the 2017 Conservative Party conference.

Brodkin is one of those rare breed of comics who has achieved success by being innovative – his cheeky chav character Lee Nelson means he can get away with outrageous banter. His interaction with the audience was a masterclass in razor sharp repartee.

Word of warning don't sit too near the front unless you're prepared to be part of his act - just ask Fraser (you had to be there!)

If you enjoy live stand-up, you'll be hard pushed to find comedy of this calibre at such a reasonable price (tickets were £15-£17).

The atmosphere was brilliant. And if you're a Lee Nelson fan, you can catch him at the Barrington Centre in Ferndown on March 15 as part of the third leg of his Serious Joker tour.