7thth October 2005

 

STUDENT STAND-UP’S NO JOKE

A student from the University of Lincoln will be taking to the stage along with some of the UK’s top comedians at the ‘You’re ‘Avin a Giraffe’ (YAAG) Comedy Club at the Delph Bar on Tuesday 11th October.

Illustration student Dan Colbourne is making history by becoming the first ever student from the University of Lincoln to perform at a YAAG comedy club event.

The club’s promoter Shaun Almey explained how it came about: “Dan has been a regular visitor to the gig in Lincoln over recent years and he just emailed me out of the blue during the summer asking if he could do a five minute slot.

“I haven’t seen him perform and as far as I’m aware he has only done one or two gigs before so I’m not expecting him to take the roof off but only time will tell.

“I expect at least 250, maybe more people will turn up so fingers crossed it will be a busy night. The audience this year have been excellent up to now so Dan should get a good reception and I’m sure his mates will be there to support him.”

 

Other acts appearing are comedy circuit veterans Jon Richardson, MC Mark Olver, and Jarred Christmas.

 

In May 2003, in his first ever performance Jon Richardson won his heat of that year's BBC New Talent Comedy Search. He also reached the semi-finals of the Laughing Horse New Act competition and performed at the Ashton Court Festival. In 2004 he was one of six acts to reach the final of the J20 Last Laugh Comedy Search in association with Jongleurs.

Meanwhile MC for the night Mark Olver is very big around Bristol and has gigged all over the country. New Zealander Jarred Christmas was a finalist in the Daily Telegraph Open Mike competition and in the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2001.

‘You’re ‘avin’ a Giraffe’ is held every Tuesday night at the Delph Bar on the Brayford Pool Campus and is open to students as well as members of the general public.

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244                       kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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