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I want to give stand up a go, where can I play ?


Harry Dry

  • Sunday 22nd May 2016, 11:15pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 posts

I've tried emailing a few places and got nout back. Is there a website ? forum ? venue ? you would advise me contacting.

I'm from Newcastle, but happy to travel.

Thanks a lot.


Paul Wimsett

  • Monday 23rd May 2016, 6:59am [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,379 posts

· You could try following a local, Nat Wicks - @natwicks - who was a regular round here and asking her? (Maybe she was South Shields, can't recall).

· Advertise locally, try open mikes and so on?

· Be prepared to travel to get better gigs.

· Give a forth option here when you've thought of it.


Frankie Mildly Perturbed

  • Monday 23rd May 2016, 10:01am
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 5,495 posts

Go for a captive audience, try your local prisons.

Bus queues, they will move on to the next stop if you're awful, but you have to be really poor. They will of course get on the next bus so keep it to one-liners.

On summer days, cars (with their windows down) stopped at traffic lights, they may not laugh but they'll be pleased you're not trying to clean their windscreen.

If you need any more ideas, you could try thinking of some..

Good luck! Wave


Nick Nockerty

  • Monday 23rd May 2016, 5:34pm [Edited]
  • Greater Manchester, England
  • 656 posts

Welcome back Franky Rage.

Harry Dry, I would just echo the good advice you've had to-date. Open mike is a must. Promoting a video thought social media is also something to consider. Welcome to the forum.