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Would-be stand-ups in stampede for Tring’s annual Roving Comedians challenge

Logan Murray puts an earlier Roving Comedians cohort through their paces

Logan Murray puts an earlier Roving Comedians cohort through their paces

It seems the people of Tring know how to have a laugh, as a record 15 people have signed up to have a go at the annual Roving Comedians night.

Starting in May, the eight-week training course moulds amateur funny people into confident stand-up comedians under the watchful eye and wisdom of teacher and funny man Logan Murray.

The event is now in its fifth year and organiser Ben Moorhouse – the man behind the annual Tringe comedy festival – said: “It’s tricky, because each year I get a bit nervous and I’m never quite sure whether I’ll get enough people signing up.

“I know there’s only so many people who have a screw loose! It takes a special kind of person to get up on stage.

“But this year it’s filled up more quickly than ever. Usually, we’d only ever have seven or eight people committed by this stage.”

Come June 29, the wandering wisecrackers will be let loose to roam from pub to pub, entertaining the punters.

But, in a difference to previous years, they’ll be judged on their ability and given a chance to win a coveted spot on stage at The Comedy Store in London. For more, visit www.get-stuffed.biz.

 

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