31 Dec, 2014 | news

It's Time to Spot the Comedy Stars of the Future at Brighton's Komedia...

It was another cheering, foot stamping New Act Night show at Brighton's Komedia as thirteen of my latest comedy fledglings (right) took to the stage for the first time ever. My Autumn 2014 stand-up comedy course at Komedia Brighton fledglings delighted a wonderful sold out audience who were packed into that huge main space downstairs at Komedia. It's a hell of a first gig!

And as usual I felt a tad emotional as each of my newbies stepped onto the stage. I applauded, cheered, and jumped up and down doing both, as each of them came off stage! I left my very happy fledgling comedians still celebrating their joyfully triumphant first ever stand-up gigs at the pub (below!) in the early hours. I'm sure/hope they all went home eventually... 

 

We said goodbye to 2014 and welcomed in 2015 at Comic Boom comedy club at Komedia Brighton on the night before New Year's Eve. Zoe Lyons was on truly outstanding form and performed some of the funniest stand-up I've heard in the headline spot. The exciting discovery of the night was newish comedian Steph Laing (left). Lovely Nick Steel the Director of the Bath Comedy Festival persuaded me to give her a shot at Boom. Steph Laing's a future comedy star and my audience loved her. Thanks Nick!

I had a little moment watching my Komedia Brighton comedy course graduate David Jordan (right) that night, as he stormed the show. It's a moment that's hard to describe; when I realise that everything's "clicked" for them and I'm not just watching a graduate I'm watching a professional comedian. Judging by the hysterical reaction of the audience that night I think I'm right to say that musical comedy maestro David Jordan is most definitely one to watch... 

2014 has been packed with memorable moments and reasons to be proud of my lovely comedy course graduates. Today I'm just feeling really excited about what they'll all get up to in 2015...