Saturday, 24 September 2011

Lee's a Laugh

A huge well done to Mr Lee Gee for winning Starter for Ten, a comedy competition at The Public in West Bromwich.

Lee is my best mate who I've know since uni and as well as being a talented (and now prize winning) comedian he is also a secondary school teacher.

His act is observational and intelligent. He charms audiences with self deprivation and acute wordiness whilst occasional throwing in a well judged bit of smut and or profanity for the drunks and dirty minded (who are of course an integral part of the comedy scene)

Lee had stiff competition as all of the acts were very good. It was a well put together night with a good mix of styles. Here is some info about the night from the website of The Public.

The comic who impresses our panel of judges most will not only be given a £100 cash prize, they'll be given a stepping stone on to the comedy circuit by being given frequent support slots for touring comedy artists at The Public.

Launching the return of regular comedy nights at The Public this autumn, 'Starter for ten' will help promote the region's exceptional talent and provide an unique opportunity for amateur comedians to perform alongside established artists.

The evening will be compered by Beacon drivetime presenter, James Carpenter and will feature performances from Adam Chivers, Al Rudge, Dean Kirby, Laurence Saunders, Lee Goodall, Lorna Meehan, Lovdev Barpaga, Rob Sturges, Roger Swift and Steve Grainger.

Judging panel:

Jon Pritchard, Chief Comedy Writer for Brum Notes Magazine
James Carpenter, Beacon Drivetime presenter
Linda Saunders, Managing Director of The Public
Altaf Sarwar, Desi Central