A CABBIE had the crowds in peals of laughter at a comedy night in a Jewish community centre.

Chigwell-based taxi driver Nick Patch, whose performing name is Nick the London Cabbie, took to the stage on Sunday, April 1, in front of more than 70 people who were packed into the Chabad in Princes Road, Buckhurst Hill, for the centre's first ever comdey night.

The audience tucked into kebabs and beer while enjoying the act, and shows from a range of other performers.

Rabbi Odom Brandman said “this was an opportunity for us to bring something really cool to our centre and to open our doors to a new crowd and wider audience.

“A Chabad Centre is a home away from home for anyone who steps through our doors, that was certainly the feeling for me in the room last night as so many people enjoyed such an exhilarating evening."

"Nick has just started performing and is already booked into a lot of other venues. He has a lot of charisma and talent."

"He is like the funniest cabbie you'll meet.

Nick Pitch said: “the Rabbi is amazing for being open to bringing such an event into his Shul, people love comedy and this was a way of opening our Centre to a wider audience and bringing local Jewish people together."

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