Friday 22 February, 2019

Patrons like it so with Laff-It-Off 2017

Themed ‘We Like it So’, patrons have been filling the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre every Saturday night to hear all about the water woes, see the shirtless MP on Facebook Live, the non-existent garbage collection, the game show with the hilarious answers and love, sweet love.

It’s been laugh after laugh after laugh from the Nook & Cranny Bar crew, comprising Peta Alleyne, Ishiaka McNeil, Toni-Ann Johnson, Janine White and newcomer Angelo Lascelles, when Laff-it-Off is staged every Saturday.

Producer Ian Estwick is happy that patrons like this year’s show as some have been recommending it to family and friends. He is reminding those who intend to attend not to wait until late March to do so or they might be disappointed.

“Every year since 1985 the team comes together to produce this show. It isn’t easy but we love it and we love the response of the patrons. The reviews of this year’s show so far are great and we welcome feedback from patrons whose suggestions are always considered.

“I know I’ve said this before but every year the audience increases. Parents are bringing their children who are now of age to watch and we like this. We also have generations of families that include in-laws and friends from overseas and the feedback is great. They tell us what they like and what could be added to make it more humourous,” said Estwick.

As he said a sincere “thank you” to everyone who has attended so far, he noted that Barbadians like the theme We Like it So and have no problem laughing at themselves. The visitors, he added, have also understood the skits and follow along easily.

This is the second consecutive year that the show is being held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre and he reaffirmed their commitment "to providing a comfortable space for our patrons, friends and sponsors.”

“This is our 32nd consecutive year of Laff-it-Off and we are happy. We cannot continue without the people who remain loyal. While we have done away with our group rates, we have introduced reserved seating at a minimal cost and people seem to like it because it brings them closer to the action. Who wouldn’t like sitting in the front row? I want to encourage more people to attend and as the young people say these days Laff-it-Off  is lit as we ‘Up De Ting’ for sure this year.“

The show continues this Saturday. 

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