One-liner comedian Milton Jones rose to popularity with his funny puns and on point wit when he was regularly seen on the TV show, Mock the Week. His mad hair style and atrociously vibrant Hawaiian shirts have now become his signature look.
The evening commenced with background music with some old classics following the ‘Jones’ theme, such as ‘Doctor Jones’ by Aqua and ‘Me and Mr Jones’ by Amy Whinehouse. All edited to feature ‘Milton’ in a abrupt and comical nature. But also others like ‘Sweet Caroline’, but with a similar twist (I’ll let you work that one out for yourself).
This was the followed by Milton Jones coming out dressed as Great Britain, and we had a chat about Great Britain to Great Britain. Great Britain was dressed in a very convincing 2D costume. Bizarre I know, what runs through that mans head has to be special.
The act was split with the support act coming in halfway through as comedian Chris Stokes. The main things you need to know about Chris Stokes, is that he is a baby-faced 30 year old, recently divorced vegan. Oh, and he’s a dog person and very very funny. Usually, supports can be dull but Chris Stokes didn’t disappoint.
Milton Jones graced the stage for the second half and covered a variety of jokes. All playing on one-liners and clever puns. One of my favourite jokes from the man was, “what is the place between murder and suicide… Merseyside” followed by a don’t kill him gesture and a positive reaction from the Scouse crowd.
Overall, Milton Jones was undeniably entertaining and fabulous. His unique act makes him incomparable to other big comics currently touring.
It’s different, it’s funny and my love for him has grow stupendously from his regular appearances on Mock the Week to now. It is hard to come up with so many original one liners which are equally as funny, so in some respect he is a rare comedy gem.
Check out some of his earlier material below: