Stand up competition encourages aspiring comics to take to the stage
Gags, laughs and simply the unpredictable was the order of the night, at the Blessington Carriage’s stand up comedy competition.
Funhouse Comedy presented the ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go?’ talent show, which saw 15 acts compete for the stand up crown.
With the audience members as judges, the comics were given two or three minutes to provide their best material before they were put to the judge’s vote.
A cosy setting found on the first floor of the city centre pub offered an ideal atmosphere for an intimate gig.
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Many of the 15 comics where making their debut stand up performance, so it was a night when nerves were jangling.
James Merton, 23, who lives in Lindon Drive, Elvaston, is an aspiring comedian and he believes these shows are really important for up and coming amateur acts.
He said: “These shows are great for people to come along and get their first experience of performing stand up.
“I’m hoping to perform here next time because I’m an aspiring stand up, so I’m here to catch the tone of the night.
“It’s good to have something local where comics can find their feet and perform in front of an audience.
“I study drama at De Montford University and I’ve done quite a lot of Comedy there. So I hope to make the step up from just performing, to writing and performing.
“People normally say I’m funny but it’s not for me to judge so we’ll see when I take it to the stage.”