Rare FM (UCL – University College London) are bringing their sucessful ‘Humor Me’ Radio show to the stage as part of a comedy pilot, and your invited…

 

A comedy show piloting student stand-up at UCL (University College London) will take place at The Wilmington Arms on 15th March 2012.

Following the success of UCL’s regular Bright Club, where university staff share a stage with professional comedians and entertainers to dig out the funny side of their work, it’s now time for UCL students to tread the boards.

Humour Me: Live! will feature a line-up of UCL undergraduates and postgraduate students. The majority are comedy virgins and will be performing their very first five minutes of stand-up – a momentous occasion!

The “extremely funny” David Morgan will compere the evening and award-winning Naz Osmanoglu (one third of the sketch group Wit Tank) will headline.

 

Before the event, professional comedian Bec Hill will hold workshops with the students – training them in the art of stand-up, helping to develop their material and providing general hints and tips on performing. Jonathan Grant, Head of Comedy Talent at Red 24 Management and an established stand-up, will also be coaching the students and guiding those who would like to pursue their interest in comedy further.

Humour Me: Live! is a joint initiative from Comedy Blogedy and Bright Club and stems from the Humour Me podcast for Comedy Blogedy, which also broadcasts on UCL Union Student Radio (Rare FM). Humour Mefeatures interviews with some of the best comedians & sketch groups on the British and international comedy circuit, as well as some of the most prominent and respected members of the comedy industry. Previous guests include Paul Foot, Kate Copstick, Max & Ivan, Katherine Ryan, The Axis of Awesome, Hils Jago, Totally Tom, Phil Nichol & more. The shows are available at www.comedyblogedy.com/audio

Sara Shulman, Editor of Comedy Blogedy and Head of Comedy at UCLU Rare FM said, “This is such a fantastic opportunity for UCL students to perform their first stand-up gig and get a taste of the performance side of comedy. All the guests on Humour Me have given advice and spoken about their experiences in comedy – now UCL students can put everything they have heard into practice!”

Steve Cross, Head of Public Engagement at UCL and co-founder of Bright Club said “For the past three years I’ve been talking UCL staff into trying comedy for the first time, and working with Sara to find out what students can do is the next obvious step. I’m predicting hilarity and probably anarchy, jokes about complicated intellectual concepts, and knob gags.”

Tickets are £5 and all profits of the evening will be donated to the charity Mama Biashara. Tickets can be bought in advance from We Got Tickets at: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/153203

Check out the trailer!

 

For more information about Humour Me: Live!, please contact Sara Shulman – comedyblogedy@gmail.com