THE loveable Josh Widdicombe presented a cheery night of comedy at Bournemouth Pavilion.

Support act Rosie Jones, who has cerebral palsy, provided the warm up and talked frankly about her disability in her material.

Then Josh, a star of the TV show The Last Leg, came and delivered what we had all been waiting for.

Dressed in black with a stripy top, one thing was different: his new glasses.

These and a random collection of irritants such as his vegetable box subscription, grown up adult calendars and wedding gift lists were the butt of his jokes.

His show, Bit Much… started on an odd but enjoyable tangent from some audience interaction about their cat’s name.

‘Yes, I forgot to write a show so this is just a name game where I hope someone has a cat with the same name as the last person to shout out,’ Josh joked.

Later, he moved onto more standard material: how he has lost the ability to drink, the joys of having a baby and the rite of passage that is your driving test.

Coming back on for an encore, he said: ‘It has been a genuine joy, Bournemouth. I realise I complain a lot but that is my job.’

The pleasure was all ours. Josh is a master of being mildly outraged and has a way with words that elicits easy laughter.

Catching him live certainly makes for an enjoyable evening.