In the 16th century, the very best stand-ups or jesters could rise to be part of the royal court. Henry VIII’s favourite jester was called Will Sommers.
He was so hilarious that Henry VIII granted him his own prime time show on Court TV. Called Will Sommer’s Comedy Highway Show, it launched the careers of such medieval comedy greats as Al ‘The Mad Monk’ Murray, Frankie ‘The Bells, The Bells’ Boyle and Ross the Noble.
Thanks to today’s Big Deal, you can feast like a king in the Glasserie restaurant in Glasgow’s Mansion House before watching the UK’s comedy royalty strut their stuff in the Jongleurs comedy club.
Just opened, the Mansion House is Glasgow’s funkiest entertainment complex. With seven different venues under the one roof, you can choose to drink in the Tiki-themed Kanaloa bar; give everyone a taste of your tonsils in the Lucky Voice karaoke pods or dig out your disco moves for the Groovy Wonderland dance floor.
But first, enjoy eating from the Jongleurs menu in the Glasserie whose floor to ceiling windows overlook Glassford Street.
Head chef Gary Rae will be dishing up choices such as crayfish Caesar salad; Thai chicken curry and Belgian chocolate mousse gateau. You can decide what you want to order while sipping on your welcome drink.
At eight o’clock, it’s off to Jongleurs where the line-up might feature names such as Des Clarke, Sandy Nelson, Stu Who? or Simon Bligh.
When the final comedian steps from the stage and your ribs have stopped hurting, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the rest of the Mansion House pleasure dome.
Today’s Big Deal is for the perfect night out – eat, drink and laugh all under the one roof:
£13 per person for a welcome drink, two course meal and Jongleurs Friday night comedy show at the Mansion House; a 55% saving on the standard £28.50.