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Spalding’s South Holland Centre to host charity open mic night featuring MC Zeph Churchill and headliner Keith Farnan in aid of Mencap and Blood Cancer UK





If you’d like to have a chance of being funny on stage then a new comedy night is offering the opportunity for you to have a go.

The South Holland Centre in Spalding is hosting an evening of laughs in collaboration with South Holland District Council in the new year – and organisers are on the hunt for talent to perform at the event.

The compere for the evening will be Spalding’s own Zeph Churchill with Keith Farnan the headliner on the night.

Zeph Churchill on stage at the South Holland Centre in her one-woman show Is It Me Or Is It Hot In Here? Photo submitted
Zeph Churchill on stage at the South Holland Centre in her one-woman show Is It Me Or Is It Hot In Here? Photo submitted

The night of comedy will allow applicants to have a go and wow the audience with their own comedy act – with advice from the two performers.

Zeph Churchill, whose one-woman show Is It Me Or Is It Hot In Here? sold out at the theatre this year, said: “This will be a wonderful night to cheer everyone up.

“Plenty of laughter and some great acts - including you!

Do you think you're funny? Why not apply?
Do you think you're funny? Why not apply?

“All for the cost of a bottle of wine.

“I’m looking forward to compering and if anyone wants to have a go at comedy, now is your chance.

“Book your tickets quick!”

Three acts have submitted their interest in the evening – where they will perform a five to 10 minute spot – on Friday, January 26 at 8pm.

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Coun Andrew Woolf, chairman of the the council, said: “We have seen through different talent shows in villages and towns that there are lots of talented people out there.

“This gives then the opportunity to have a go – everybody likes a night of comedy.”

The event is in support of Coun Woolf’s chosen charities – Blood Cancer UK and Mencap.

Irish comic Keith Farnan, best known for his appearance on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, said: “January is a nice one for comedy, everybody is poor and ready to sit and laugh.”

His advice to the open spot acts is: "Take your time, breathe, hit your punchline, even if they don't laugh, it's confidence, slow down.”

The funny man added: “I have not been to Spalding but I have accidentally been to Lincolnshire once!"

If you want to take part in the event, you need to email Samantha.Bradley @sholland.gov.uk in advance.

Visit https://www.southhollandcentre.co.uk/ for further details.

Will you be going to this event? Maybe you or a friend would like to perform? Post a comment below.



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