stonehaven has been promised an evening of laughs later this month, as a host of comedians are set to descend on the town in the first of a planned series of stand-up comedy nights at local hotspot Zee’s.
The comedy night is part of an initiative by Aberdeen’s biggest comedy club, Breakneck Comedy, to bring it’s best performers to smaller communities. And any budding local stand-up comics are being encouraged to come along and test out their jokes on a home-grown audience, as Breakneck promotor Naz Hussein explained: “We are always looking for new talent, that is what stand-up comedy is all about.”
The comedy night is an opportunity for up-and-coming stand-up and Stonehaven native Jamie Jamieson (24) to showcase his talents in his hometown.
Jamie began doing stand-up six months ago after contacting Mr Hussein about an open spot, and he is keen to encourage others from the area to take the opportunity of an open mic spot at Zee’s. He said: “People that come to see comedy gigs are always very appreciative and encouraging. I would say to anyone to give it a go, the crowds are usually really warm. And it’s just a really fun thing to do.”
Another local talent, Bervie man Gus Lymburn, who is now an established stand-up comic, will be returning to the area to take part in the comedy night, which Mr Hussein and Jamie hope to make a regular event at Zee’s nightclub. Jamie said: “It obviously depends on how the first night goes, but we are confident that people in Stonehaven will enjoy it, and we plan to make it a regular monthly thing.”
Zee’s owner, Zee Ali, said: “Breakneck is a respectable, professional club. I feel that they could have a home in Stonehaven and Zee’s is the perfect location.”
Launch night takes place on Friday, May 27 and it is reccommended to buy tickets in advance. Tickets are available from Stella’s on Barclay Street, or alternatively visit www.breakneckcomedy.co.uk.