The stage version of the hit TV comedy Little Britain, which opened at Portsmouth Guildhall, offered the series' favourite characters.
Fat Fighters organiser Marjorie Dawes had characteristically moronic diet advice for the audience.
Lovelorn prime minister's aide Sebastian strips naked later in the show.
Reviews said the occasionally faulty timing of machinery used to project "vomit" only added to the humour.
The evening would not have been complete without Vicky Pollard's eloquence: "Yeah but, no but..."
The 2,000-strong audience found transvestites Florence and Emily no more convincing in the flesh.
Her unpaid-for residence at a health spa has not done wonders for Bubbles De Vere's figure.
The opening night earned a standing ovation from the audience, and rapturous reviews from the critics.