Laughing all the way for Comic Relief

LAUGHTER was the name of the game at the Apex, in Bury St Edmunds, as seven wannabe comedians took to the stage, last night.

A daring group of BBC TV and radio celebrities braced themselves for a nervous few moments in the spotlight to crack the jokes in the run up to next week’s Red Nose Day.

BBC Look East presenter Jenny Kirk, Radio Suffolk’s Simon Talbot, Radio Norfolk’s David Webster, 3CR’s Lorna Milton, Radio Cambridgeshire’s Paul Stainton, BBC Essex’s Steve Cherelle and Radio Northampton’s Pete Cooper were the stars of the show as collectively they had the audience in fits of laughter and giggles.

None more so than the confident Mr Cherelle who had a raft of gags which he delivered in quick fire style. They were given their moment of comic fame in the Stand Up For Comic Relief Show in front of a warm audience and a discerning panel of judges – Rick Wakeman, Neil Innes, Dan Mckee and Emma Freud. And compering the night and keeping order on stage was BBC East’s David Whiteley.

All seven had their own individualistic styles and delivery and it was a joy to see and hear some of the well known faces and voices in a different light.

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And the big winner on the night? It could only be the fun and laughter during the two-hour-plus show.

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