Comedy fans are in creases at new cricket club home

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IT’S just three months since Hemel’s monthly stand-up comedy night the Funny Roundabout Comedy Club moved to a new home at Boxmoor Cricket Club, and already it has a sell-out show on its hands.

Tickets for next Friday’s gig with headliner Paul Foot - ‘a comic genius’ according to a good half a dozen national newspapers – are long gone.

But organiser Luke Hinton is already working on a new season of hilarity and it’s looking good.

Keen to encourage local up-and-coming talent keep an eye out for future stars as well as established funnies such as Tony Law and Trevor Lock who are both scheduled to appear in the next run of comedy nights.

Luke set up The Funny Roundabout Comedy Club in August 2010 after realising the type of events he was keen on attending just weren’t happening in the area.

Armed with a few contacts he’d made through his music promotion business plus a chance meeting with Berkhamsted-based comedian Robin Ince on a late night train several years ago, the stand-up nights were initially established at Indy Jax in the Marlowes.

A move to the cricket club – where Luke had already put on a few charity fundraisers – at the beginning of this year is working well.

Response from audiences and comedians alike is very positive so far – with the proximity of The Steam Coach pub and the well-priced drinks at the club itself possibly helping things along!

Luke says: “We are delighted with how things have been going in our new home. Audience numbers have been high topped off with the sold-out show from Paul Foot, and feedback from those attending, and the acts that have performed, has been great.

“We have found Boxmoor Cricket Club very welcoming and willing to make the comedy club a huge success.

“We are looking forward to very exciting autumn and winter shows there.”

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