Stand and Deliver is back with what “promises to be the most pant-wettingly funny season of autumn/winter comedy Stand and Deliver has ever seen” and before the doors of 53degrees opened last night , people were turned away from the sold out event.Advertisement
The compère John Warburton warmed up the crowd with his interactive style. The ex-journalist gave his opinions of the Sunday Sport which he used to write for, saying that they were given a list of 67 words which they could use for women’s breasts.
Warburton paved the way for the night’s first comedian, self-confessed geek Chris Stokes who discussed his favourite episode of Colombo and the fact that his best friend wouldn’t watch the third Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film as it was a little farfetched that the turtles could travel back in time! His comparison of Geeks and Lads put the two in the same league.
Next up was a comedian who read poetry to members of the audience before making everyone sing-along to a song he had written. Nick Helm even picked a member of the audience to stand up and sing with him as he hadn’t been joining in. His shouty style was unusual and not entirely successful as he received the least laughs of the night.
The funniest act of the night was no doubt the headliner Charlie Baker who has received rave reviews and it’s not hard to see why. He may look like Jack Black but he sings like Frank Sinatra. The audience cried with laughter as Baker discussed how kids would be drawn to jazz if they stuck a bit of swearing in. He also showed the audience three dance moves that could be used with any show tune.
The new season of Stand and Deliver has a whole new look. It feels more personal as tables and seats are now closer to the acts, it’s how comedy should be. With affordable drink and food offers Stand and Deliver is the perfect way to celebrate a work night out, birthday or just to have a good laugh.
The next event is on October 8th and while the headline act is still to be confirmed, you are sure to have a side splitting night with Geordie comedian Kai Humphries on stage!
Ticket Prices: £8 NUS £10 Public and are available online, on the door or in the UCLan Students’ Union