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Chortle Student Comedy Awards Final (Chortle)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Student comedy has a bad reputation; the phrase alone conjures up images of pompous students at elite universities writing sketches about garden parties and gap years. But, as this year’s Chortle Student Comedy Awards proves, the best student comedians are just great comics. All eight of the acts in the final were very good indeed, covering all manner of topics from racist grandmas – “Ku Klux Nan” – to geriatric erotica (“Withering Tights”), with barely a joke about laziness, unemployment or essay-writing. Winner Adam Hess will deservedly join the ranks of Tom Rosenthal and Tom Deacon, both Student Comedy alumni; but really, any of these eight could hold their own against many of the big comedy names. Watch out for them.

Assembly George Square, 28 Aug, 4.00pm (5.30pm), £7.00 – £8.50, fpp57.
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