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  • Writer's pictureThe Lowestoft Players

Suffolk 'N' Funny!

Ever wanted to have a go at stand-up comedy and perform in front of a live audience? Here's your opportunity!

The country's leading comedy promoter is providing local people with the chance to appear at one of the award winning Comedy Hotspot shows at The Players Theatre, Lowestoft.

On Saturday 3 September 2022 prospective comedians will spend the morning receiving tuition from John Mann - with over 30 years’ experience of making people laugh all around the world - John will help comics to hone their material and provide advice on stagecraft and performance.

In the afternoon there will be a practice show followed by another in front of friends, family and a few select judges including Comedy Hotspot Director Jim Howarth, local Comedy Promoter Martin Westgate and others.

The winner will be given the opportunity, if they wish, to perform that night at the regular Comedy Hotspot show alongside John Mann and three professional comedians.

It that’s not enough there will also be the opportunity to perform at The Bowling House in Norwich (date to be confirmed).

Comedian John Mann performing at a previous Comedy Hotspot Show at the Players Theatre, Lowestoft.

Credit: Jim Howarth

Jim Howarth, Comedy Hotspot Director said “I’ve worked with countless comedians over the years but it’s always great to see new talent.”

It’s far from easy to make people laugh, but I’m feeling very confident that the good humoured very witty people of Lowestoft and the surrounding area won’t disappoint.”

For all who wish to participate there will be a nominal fee of £10. This will be donated to the Lord Kitchener Memorial Holiday Centre in Lowestoft who offer assistance and breaks to former service men and women and their partners.

The only entry requirement is that comics must have five minutes of original material.

If you think that you have what it takes to make others laugh please email to register your interest. Closing date Sunday 21 August, 5.00pm.

Tickets are available for the full Comedy Hotspot Show on 3 September by visiting or by phoning our box office on 01502 770020. Please note that this event is suitable for those 18 years and over.


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