Logan Murray, the acclaimed stand-up comedy tutor, and a group of ‘comedy virgins’ will be standing-up for laughs in support of a local charity later this month, when they perform at Changing Faces’ ‘Face Your Fears Comedy Night’.
The event, hosted at the Abbeydale Picture House on Sunday 22 May, is in support of the work Changing Faces does across Yorkshire and The Humber, supporting those who have a disfigurement find a way to live the life they want.
For the first-time comics, this performance is the culmination of a three day course with Mr Murray, who’s previously tutored such famous names including Rhod Gilbert, Greg Davies and Eddie Izzard.
Cat Ross, the charity’s regional manager said: “Many of the people we work with have to ‘face their fears’ every day in living life with a condition that affects their appearance. This is a fantastic fun opportunity to face their own fear of standing up on stage while raising vital funds for the charity. It is set to be a side-splitting evening of fun and laughter.”
Performing Stand-up comedy might be daunting for some but Penny Capper, 46, a drama teacher in Sheffield is looking forward to the opportunity: “It is such an exciting event to be involved in and a chance to raise money for a fantastic organisation while being trained by one of the best comedy tutors in the UK. Yes it is going to be scary but you just have to focus on why you are doing it – and that is to help provide vital support for others.”
The performance will be at 1945 on Sunday 22 May, with door opening at 1900. Tickets are available online and with Logan Murray himself performing with these newly minted comedians, they’re expected to sell-out fast so don’t miss out!