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“Don't go to eat....it's not funny!!”
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Bar Risa Leeds
Wells, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Don't go to eat....it's not funny!!”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Booked food and drinks for some Friday night fun...having been to a Comedy Club at the Yorkshire Playhouse on a Sunday last year, was looking forward to starting the weekend off with fun.

1. Do not confuse the Friday night at Bar Risa's (alleged) night club with the fantastic venue at The West Yorkshire Playhouse. They are different events and organisers.

2. We pre-booked tickets and paid in advance so our table was allocated before arrival.
Our table was the furthest point from the stage and almost in the hall way. The manager explained they were fully booked and that we could not be moved. What a joke!

2. DO NOT ORDER FOOD ~ We pre-ordered burger, fries and onion rings, a simple enough order. The garlic bread and burgers arrived within 5 minutes of sitting down, no onion rings and still waiting for a drink!!!
The burger was vile and luke warm, obviously pre-heated and put in a stale bun. The garlic bread we hadn't ordered! The fries were ok, but it took 15 minutes after speaking to the waitress for onion rings to arrive, which must have been cooked immediately as they were very hot.
After 20 minutes, the waitress finally cleared my plate and the buckets that contained the onion rings and fries but preceded to ignore my wife's plate for a further 15 minutes until I finally asked for it to be removed.

3. We ordered a pitcher of Vodka, it was supposed to have 5 shots of Smirnoff in (doubts) and requested could we have tonic instead of pepsi with lime. We told we could not! Eventually the management explained that Tonic wasn't on draft and therefore not on sale for the same price, we accepted flat draught lemonade instead.
The second pitcher ordered and arrived as Vodka and Appletise!!! YUK!!! and had to be replaced.
It became apparent very quickly that large jugs of beer is what everyone else was drinking...

4. If you like half cut stag and hen do's Karaoke style entertainment, sitting among loud, heckling drunk, common, poorly educated people in couples and groups of all ages then you will love it!

5. Finally, the reason we booked...The compare is very witty and far too intelligent for most of the audience, he was ripping the p*iss out of his victims with aplomb!
The opening act was very funny and clearly got the audience warmed up. Mid set was a lesbian comedienne, whose coarse lesbian based humour was utterly lost on an homophobic working class audience.
The headline act was clearly the star of the show, was extremely funny and had everyone in stitches, although by this point 90% of the room were drunk!!

After the show ends, everyone is ushered into Bar Risa where a tacky DJ talks over the commercial dance tracks while four or five girls in extremely short skirts and porno heels looking like 'Only way is Essex' rejects, shuffle round their handbags whilst the predatory learing drunks stagger about, picking each other up, drinking shots and hoping to get lucky :((

Absolutely shambolic behaviour, couldn't wait to leave. Outside, a permanent police presence, with no less than 3 officers at any one time!!!!

The Comedy club is overstaffed by student types who call everyone "guys" (very Catherine Tate)...They haven't a clue about customer service.

The most likeable guy has to be the biggest doorman in Leeds. Quiet and well mannered and a credit to his occupation.

Visited February 2012
3 Thank Gorgeousgoa
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English first
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not bad”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Not a bad place but seriously needs to get the floors into the ladies bathroom fixed. I was in no way drunk as I am pregnant and nearly went flying due to the chunks missing out of the floor that didn't even have any warning signs and watched another girl do the same thing. At least get some warning signs up!!

Visited February 2012
Thank dellamaria
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Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great night out”
Reviewed 28 April 2011

Had my hen doo here and it was well organised nice food and good comedians xx great night overall xx

Thank Hartness
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Hessle, East Yorkshire
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Not just Leeds, there all terrible”
Reviewed 2 October 2009

Many people watch stand up on TV or at established clubs like the Comedy Store in London and hope for the same at Jongleurs. Don't expect it unfortunetly. The stand up is usually vulgar and terrible, the food is awful and they cram you in like sardines for really poor quality comedy from amature "we just need somebody cheap" entertainers. Have been forced to endure (an appropiate word) this place on 3 seperate occasions now, as have been invited and I'm not about to not go out with friends because I don't like a place. I love stand up comedy, and when Jongleurs ever gets that, I will love Jongleurs, but for the moment, avoid.

Thank balearicrazy
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Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“fun night out”
Reviewed 21 September 2009

First time at the Jongleurs on Saturday 19 Sept. Had a great night and will definately go again. There were 6 comedians most were really good although you do need to be broad minded for some of the jokes! The show was fast paced and the comperes were excellent.
The food was Ok. Typical fast food but for just over £5 a head we were not expecting a feast.

Thank cazSheffield
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