Red hot comedy night has audience in tears

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The evening of March 9 will go down as one that I will remember for a long time as it was my first attendance at what is fast becoming a regular event.

The fifth Comedy & Curry Night staged in the Boston Spa Village Hall in aid of the Friends of St Mary’s Church of England Primary School and sponsored by Taylor Wimpey and the Saffron restaurant, was a double header of my two favourite ingredients in life, curry and comedy.

The curry was nice and spicy and so was the comedy.

Hosted by the outstanding northern comedian “Silky” the event kicked off to a packed audience of well over 200 with comic George Egg and his particular take of Brighton life along with a mixture of some very cleaver visual gags.

The audience lapped him up as much as the curry and he left to a thunderous round of applause.

After a brief interval, the ever smooth Silky introduced Steph Peart. Recounting her life growing up in Cornwall with her nan, she told stories that struck a particular chord with the female members of the crowd.

Well delivered gags and her timing ensured that Steph left the stage with many of the audience in tears.

The last act was Lancastrian comic Mick Ferry who stepped in at the last minute due to a cancellation and boy were we glad he did.

A side splitting act about Yorkshire internet providers, “Terry” the voice in his head and the drunken slug dance had the audience almost falling off their chairs.

By this time the effect of the chillies in the curry had gone, but Mick kept the tears rolling with his perfect delivery. The star performer and the perfect end to an amazing evening.

Organisers have raised £16,000 for St Mary’s School and I have already booked my seat for next year, but not in the front row!

Organisers thanked sponsors - Taylor Wimpey and Courtman Plumbers.

Review by Stuart Haskell.