Oh what a night! It was wonderful to be part of a comedy night so close to home. The food was mainly sourced locally and the comedians lived up to expectations.
The evening was hosted, (and controlled) by the fabulous Pauline Eyre who in her own words;
“Standing up since…well, a long time ago. Now doing it in front of audiences.”
FINALIST Colchester New Comedian of the Year 2016
SEMI-FINALIST Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2016
SEMI-FINALIST Amused Moose Awards 2017 (quarter finalist 2016)
SEMI-FINALIST Funny Women Awards 2015
First to take the stage was Londoner Neville Raven has been performing stand-up comedy since the mid-1990s. He has played regularly in theatres and clubs all over the UK, Ireland, USA and right across Europe.
His sharp and funny storytelling style has won him several awards including one at the Edinburgh festival. He has performed live on the BBC, Channel 4, Sky and various Dutch TV stations.
He also presented and produced a popular morning radio show ‘The English Breakfast’ for 3 years.
Following on was me, AKA The Comedy Cook who has been treading the boards on stages and kitchens for the past 4 years. My own book, ‘Potato, Potata, Let’s Mash the whole thing up’ is based on the 1989 ‘Great Potato Cookbook’ written by none other than my Mum. I don’t look anything like this picture as I decided recently to go BLOND and see if they really do have more fun. My research findings will be presented in a comical experience coming soon!
Another lovely and funny lady joining us on Friday – Joanna Dring is a stand-up comedian and generally craves being centre of attention. When not walking down the road pretending to be in music videos, she spends her time unintentionally cozying up to people on the Victoria Line.
Headlining for the evening, was Harriet Braine… – “If you like musical comedy with a twist Harriet will have you howling”
The 2016 Funny Women Stage Award winner and So You Think You’re Funny? finalist of the same year, Harriet Braine, believes that art history delivered through the medium of parody song is the only possible remedy for the broken hearts and minds of a broken world. She also, according to Bruce Dessau of Beyond the Joke, does “the best cornet/trumpet impression this side of Earl Okin”
The next Comedy Dine event in the Community takes place on 13th October and if you wish to be part of the fun while enjoying some gorgeous locally produced food, you can BOOK HERE.