Stonehaven’s first weekend of comedy is huge success

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STONEHAVEN was treated to a weekend full of laughs last week, as two different comedy clubs launched in the town.

Friday night saw the first ever comedy night at Zee’s nightclub, when Aberdeen-based Breakneck Comedy Club un leashed four of its best acts on the willing audience.

Compering proceedings was former Bervie man and Mackie Academy pupil Gus Lymburn, whose hilarious banter with the crowd perfectly warmed things up for each act.

Montrose local Scott Forbes drew a great reaction from the crowd, and his routine got plenty of laughs, setting the scene for the rest of the night. Asim Ali was next on stage, but he failed to keep up with the momentum of the night and was unable to get the crowd on side.

Things took a turn for the better when homegrown talent Jamie Jamieson took to the stage. His cheeky banter and local humour appealed to the Stonehaven audience, and he received one of the best reactions of the night. Topping the bill was You Tube sensation ‘Wee Man’, whose antics - most memorably a very funny bit of audience participation - got a very enthusiastic response.

The night was a huge success, with the venue full of satisfied customers, all of whom would be happy to see this become a regular fixture in Stonehaven, and another night is already being planned to take place in June.

Meanwhile on Sunday evening Laugh Out Loud comedy club held an equally successful evening of comedy at Stonehaven Town Hall, with the likes of Neil MacFarlane, Gus Tawse and Dave Jones providing a night of hilarity to an enthusiastic crowd of alomost 100 people.

The launch night went so well that the next comedy night in the Town Hall has already been scheduled for June 26, when the club will welcome Steven Hall, Sal Stevens, Junior Simpson and Vince Atta to Stonehaven. Tickets are available for £8 in advance from Ms Simpsons on Evan Street or will be £10 on the door.