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Spalding South Holland Centre presents Love island’s Iain Stirling in Best of Comedy night – review





A sterling performance by a headline act kept a full theatre laughing at a comedy night.

The Best In Comedy show, produced by Anglia Comedy Co, at the South Holland Centre featured Love Island voice over star Iain Stirling who entertained the full house.

With a last minute line-up change due to a health issue Kai Samra stood in for Sara Barron who was originally on the bill.

Kai Samra performed in the Best in Comedy at the South Holland Centre, Spalding
Kai Samra performed in the Best in Comedy at the South Holland Centre, Spalding

Travis Jay was the compere for the evening with another act Finn Taylor also performing and the audience warmed to all the acts.

Finn Taylor has a dry sense of humour akin to Jack Dee and pushed the boundaries a little with the Spalding crowd.

Kai Samra talked about his home town of Birmingham and going out with a posh girl bringing the laughs.

Iain Stirling in The Best In Comedy show. Photo by George on a boat
Iain Stirling in The Best In Comedy show. Photo by George on a boat

Energy fuelled Travis Jay kept proceedings together with chat about his time in New York and becoming a dad for the third time.

The icing on the cake was Iain Stirling who effortlessly put a heckler in his place with the fact that he has been in stand-up for 15 years, has a number of Baftas, is married to Laura Whitmore and has a Range Rover.

From the sound of a few audience members they were impressed with the amiable Scot (unless you heckle him) who is the narrator of Love Island.

I have seen his live show Failing Upward but he did new material in this show as he embarks on his Relevant tour.

He has a frenetic energy and way of moving on stage and kept the audience in the palm of his hand discussing his attempt to buy a pregnancy pillow, the fact his wife earns more than him – “yesterday she was modelling in a Burberry advert, here I am in Spalding.”

Making the most of Spalding having a rifle shop, how weird the town is to him, women looking after each other when they are drunk on a night out – Stirling really was the star of the show.

It was great to see the theatre full – though it was quite hot with all those bods – and nice that a young demographic came along.

In the new year the line up will feature another top line-up featuring the hilarious Seann Walsh, Joe Thomas, Jimmy McGhie and Josh Weller.

The next Best In Comedy Night is in February – visit https://www.southhollandcentre.co.uk/ for further information.

Why not give comedy a go yourself at the South Holland Centre in the Charity Open Mic night on January 26.

Got a story? Email jenny.beake@iliffepublishing.co.uk



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