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It’s no secret we enjoy a good comedy competition around these parts, but it seems north of the border they’re no different!
Ards Comedy Club returns to Molly Brown’s, Newtownards for the final of our comedy comp on Thursday 6 December. This is one fantastic line-up of comedians battling it out for a winner takes all prize of £200.
Ards Comedy Club crowd is getting a reputation as one of the best around, Thanks guys you’re all stars. Lets make this the best night so far.
Every act will be doing a slightly longer 12 min set, and MC will of course be Leigh Stirrup so it’s bound to a cracking night.
Where: Molly Browne’s, Newtownards
The comedic side of burlesque is always a lot of fun to explore and I wasn’t at all surprised to see The Big Spender Boys winning the award for Best Comedic Act at the showcase on Saturday 24th November. For those of you unfamiliar with the fantastic boy-lesque act I have trawled the internet to gather together some examples of their unique brand of entertainment for your viewing pleasure!
Brilliant aren’t they?! For more details of their upcoming performances like their facebook page now.
Do you enjoy Mock the Week or 8 out of 10 Cats? Are you comfortable being part of a live audience for a recording? Fancy seeing comedians battle it out to prove who knows the most about movies? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this gig is made for you!
The first outing for a brand new Movie based Panel show (think Mock the Week/8 our of 10 cats). It will be recorded/edited and released onto itunes for free. It will kick off at 9 sharp should be over about 11ish. There will be a bit of standup at the start and end of the recording.
Format is as follows . It will have 4 rounds
Guess the movie (from selection of clues)
Audio RoundMovie Initials round
Scene round (acted out)
Terry McHugh (captain)
Magic George Quinn
Paddy McGaughey (captain)
Doors open at 8.30 we will start at 9 sharp, Tickets for the Final on 6 December will be on sale on the night.
After a change of date & a change of venue I was a little concerned that the 2012 Craic Attack final would struggle to attract enough of a crowd to make the evening successful. But as I squeezed my way into a seat in The Bad Ass Café on Wed 7th Nov. it was clear my worries were unfounded. The room was stuffed full of comedy enthusiasts & there were even some familiar faces in the crowd, including The International Comedy Club’s resident MC Aidan Bishop, who had clearly turned out to support the up & coming comedians who would be participating in the competition.
The line up for the evening was comprised of Emmet Quinn, Conor Neville, Sean Nolan, Matthew Collins, Al Porter, The Princes of Lagos, Annabel O’Connell, Emmanuel Idama, Cormac Moore and Rob Stears. The role of MC belonged to none other than Andrew Stanley. It was evident from the onset that Stanley has plenty of experience as an MC & he confidently kept the audience focused & in the mood for comedy over the course of the night.
The collection of finalists was an interesting one and there was no differentiation between the finalists who were chosen by the judges and those who made it thanks to audience votes. I felt this was the fairest approach to take as it resulted in all the comedians being received equally by the Bad Ass crowd.
As Mairéad mentioned in her interview with Dean Scurry earlier we’re delighted to be able to give away a pair of tickets for the upcoming gig ‘Make Me Laugh’ gig in The Axis Theatre, Ballymun.
‘Make Me Laugh’ is a gig showcasing a group of local wanna be comedians who have been put through their paces in a series of workshops with comedians Dean Scurry and Aidan Killian.
These comedy newbies will each be delivering five minutes of their finest stand-up on Friday 16th Nov. and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a free pair of tickets is tell us where the gig will be taking place! (hint hint the answer is mentioned in the title of this post/in the video still shot!)
E-mail your answers to email@example.com along with your contact details and we will let the lucky winner know who they are after 6pm on Thursday 15th Nov. Alternatively you can spend a little to support Irish comedy & book your tickets on www.axis-ballymun.ie