Silver Stand Up
Marc Lucero wins Silver Comedy’s Silver Stand Up of the Year 2013 Competition
Congratulations to Mark Lucero on winning the Silver Stand Up of the Year 2103 Award at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival. He is a very worthy winner and we hope to see a lot more of him in the future. The Best Newcomer Award went to Sarah Maloney from Cambridgeshire who has only been performing stand up since late 2012 – so this is quite an achievement! Also well done to the other finalists who contributed to a great evening at the Embrace Arts venue in Leicester.
Stand Up Training
We ran a very successful Silver Stand Up course for the over 55s In London in May 2012. If you want to register your interest for a similar future training course please let us know by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Silver Comedy Stand Up Awards
The judges: Chris Head, George Baddeley (Silver Comedy)/ Julie Wadsworth, Tony Wadsworth (BBC Radio Leicester), Geoff Rowe (director Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival)
17th February 2011 saw:
The first ever outing of Silver Comedy’s stand-up competition for oldies at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival!
10 finalists aged 55 to 80 competed for two titles:
Silver Stand-up of the Year
Winner: Shelley Bridgman
and Best Old Newcomer.
Winner: Julie Kertesz
BACK NEXT YEAR!
Photos by Julie Kertesz
SUPPORT FOR THE AWARDS
“You’re never too old to be funny… sometimes it even helps!”
Sir Bruce Forsyth
“I am delighted to lend my support to the Silver Comedy competition. Anything that provides an antidote to all the young upstarts taking over the comedy scene has to be a good thing.”
“Having reached 55 you finally realise that the word ‘Poo’ is not the basis for all stand-up routines.”
“Untroubled by the need to visit night clubs or ‘be cool’, the old survey the world at a longer perspective and are funnier than the screaming youngsters. Who is funnier – Barry Cryer or Jedward? The old repeat themselves, the young have nothing to say – the boredom is mutual. The old repeat themselves, the young have nothing to say – the boredom is mutual.”