23 Oct, 2014 | news

A Journalist and a Radio Presenter Stand Up for Laughs at the Brighton Comedy Festival

October kicked-off with a call from Heart FM. They were putting on a big comedy show for charity and radio presenter Nicola Hume had been challenged to do a short stand-up set on the night but she'd never done stand-up comedy before and she needed help. Jill had coached BBC Radio Sussex presenter Neil Pringle to do stand-up for BBC1's "Stand-Up for Comic Relief." Nicola had won "funniest child in Britain" when she was twelve. They had just one hour to work together to make sure Nicola's one-off stand-up act raised some laughs for charity. Heart FM raised a spectacular £5,350 for charity that night, and if you want to see how Heart FM radio presenter Nicola Hume did watch the little clip (above) of her debut.  

Journalist Mandi Goodier from Reader's Digest UK also embraced the stand-up comedy challenge and joined Jill Edwards One Day Comedy Course at Komedia Brighton for the Brighton Comedy Festival. Mandi had a right laugh, boosted her confidence and learnt how to create, write and perform her own short stand-up set, which she performed in a friendly show to end the day in Komedia Brighton's intimate Studio. 

"This course isn’t just for aspiring comedians—I would highly recommend it as a place to go to build confidence, get creative and gain an understanding of how comedian–audience relationship works. But if you're an aspiring comedian, you'll be in safe hands with Jill Edwards..." Click on link to read more: http://www.readersdigest.co.uk/entertainment/out-about/jill-edwards-stand-comedy-workshop