In August 2008 Marc Hogan was bet £1 that he couldn’t become a standup comic in less than 12 months and perform a one man comedy show at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in August 2009 for 21 nights. He won the bet!
A lot of people come up to me after a Funny Business corporate event and ask, “how can I get into comedy?” Well people, here’s your chance…
This Tuesday, 7th December I will be hosting the first Desperately Seeking Stagetime comedy event at the Queen’s Head pub, Piccadilly, London.
Desperately Seeking Stagetime isn’t a gig. It’s a place for new (& old) comics to get together and try to make each other laugh. And for other people to come down and watch them.
OK, that does sound a bit like a gig. But no money changes hands, except to the bar staff in exchange for refreshing drinks. And you don’t have to bring all your chums down, just to get a five minute spot. Though if you want to, that would be lovely. I’m bringing mine…
How To Get A Spot
If you’re a comic we’d love to see you do your stuff, however you can’t book a spot in advance!
Arrive early (I’ll be there from 6:30 pm!) to claim one of the 8 guaranteed spots. Arrive nearer to 8pm and you’ll have to put your name in the hat… but you’ll probably get on anyway.
The show starts at 8pm and runs until… somewhere between 10 and 11pm, depending on how many people turn up. There are only two rules. Please buy a drink because the pub are giving us the room for free. And please stay until the end, to support the other acts.
Stand up, impressionists, musical comedy, sketches, ventriloquists, mentalists, whatever you like really. Come. It’ll be fun. Sit in the front row and we’ll give you chocolate.
Here are the details:
The date: First Tuesday of every month (except Jan 2011)
The time: 8pm – 11pm
The venue: The Queen’s Head, Piccadilly Circus, Denman Street (next to Piccadilly Theatre), London W1D 7HD
The price: FREE!
You can join the Desperately Seeking Stagetime Facebook group here!
Look forward to seeing you there.