Local jokers are in demand
Fresh local talent has been given the opportunity to shine at the Lincoln Comedy Festival, as potential stars of tomorrow have been preparing for their first steps into stand up.
The Stand Up Lincolnshire Workshops and Showcase Show has been giving county residents the chance to learn all the basics of stand up through a six-session course with a professional comedian, working towards their first performance in front of a festival audience.
With an age range from 19 to 52 from a variety of backgrounds, participants have been working on a diverse range of material for the Showcase Show on Sunday, October 6 (The Café Bar at Lincoln Drill Hall).
Show time: 4pm. The event is free but ticketed, available from Lincoln Drill Hall box office – see In the know... below.
More local talent will be on offer when Sisters Under The Skin is staged at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, October 3.
Written by playwright and film maker Carol Younghusband and performed for the festival by Lisa Gaughan, a local actress and lecturer in drama at the University of Lincoln, the one-woman comedy monologue charts the loves and lives of two very different sisters thrown together when Margaret leaves her husband and unexpectedly arrives at Chrissie's door with the dreaded matching suitcases.
Proceeds from the show will go to Compassion UK, an international charity for the development of children living in extreme poverty in 26 countries.
Festival director Shaun Almey said: "It's great to be involving more people from Lincoln and Lincolnshire in the festival as performers this year. Hopefully it is something we can develop over the coming years to give a much stronger local feel to the event on the performance side."
Show time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 (£8 concs/£5 students and U26).