Well Saturday night will take some beating as an exciting text filled night of my lovely stand-up comedy course graduates being brilliant! It all began when I got home from teaching my latest group of fledgling aspring comedians on my Stand-Up Comedy Course at Brighton's Komedia. My Comedy Workshops graduate and regular Comic Boom MC Romesh Ranganathan was making his debut appearance on the Jonathan Ross show that night. I love the clip from that show featuring Romesh rapping to the Ross.
And two of my newer fast rising Komedia Brighton comedy course graduates the fantastic Ingrid Dahle and the brilliant David Jordan were in Leicester getting ready to appear in the Final of the highly prestigious "Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year." It's a highly regarded competition because the comedians who appear in this Final have been nominated for it by established comedy promoters within the comedy industry. I'm so proud that this comedy industry award has been won in previous years by my comedy course graduates and past and present MC's of my Komedia Brighton comedy club Comic Boom, Seann Walsh and Romesh Ranganathan.
The highlight of this crazy night for me was that while I was watching Romesh being absolutely brilliant in his debut interview with Jonathan Ross, Ingrid sent me a text letting me know that she had just been named runner-up in "Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year!" I love the photo (above) of Ingrid's reaction to that announcement on the night. It's just so gloriously the fabulous Ingrid Dahle!
The excitement, pep-talks and congratulations whizzed via texts between the four of us until the early hours of the morning. It's enough to just go down well in the Final of this one and our David Jordan who had to open the show earned a great review from judge and comedy critic Bruce Dessau in which he compares our brilliant David to top class musical comedy legends Mitch Benn and Bill Bailey. A very exciting pride-filled night during which my dinner went cold, my mobile phone ran out of charge and my little dance of joy went to full-on boogie.