Funny Scunny – Heat 1 Review.


On the evening of Thursday the 5th of June. Three of us Scunthorpe Nighters went to check out the local comedy talent competition Funny Scunny. Hosted in the lounge of The Baths Hall. Entry was free but drinks were a little on the expensive side. Doors opened at 7pm show started at 8pm and there was an interval half way through. It was a nice little room to watch a stand-up routine in, intimate, if you don’t want to sit at the front (you know in range of the comedians picking you out), I would get there early.

There were 7 acts appearing. They ranged in quality. It would be fair to say the evening was two types of funny. It was funny because the jokes were good from the better acts. And it was funny because some of the acts were bad. Now don’t get me wrong I admire and applaud anyone who has the courage to get up on stage in front of people. Especially for stand up comedy, it must be one of the hardest things to do, to vibe with an audience who you have never met and who have never heard of you. So full respect to each and every act that did a slot, you’ve got to start somewhere. I think I laughed more at the bad acts than the good ones, now you might think I’m being awful but you know full well that if you watch Britain’s Got Talent or X Factor you’re watching it as much for the bad acts as the good one, perhaps more so. Am I wrong?

The first act was a Japanese girl whose act was based on the mispronunciation of English words by Japanese people accompanied by drawings. I thought it was funny and weird. But I properly laugh at weird so I really enjoyed her routine. She eats a lot of “fried lice” apparently, you see where she was coming from. Next was a tall guy whose style was angry rants against idiocy and people calling him tall. Following him was a rather large fellow called Jed who was very assured, got the crowd on his side immediately and told some good gags. After him was a little guy with a tache and glasses who just told a story about going to the dentist accompanied by Lee Evans style voices and sound effects. He was a bit weird as well and I thought he was bad at first put he persevered and his story gathered momentum and I found myself genuinely laughing. After the interval was a young man who came on dancing to a soundtrack and to be honest it was in the vein of that famous dance scene in “The Office“, it wasn’t meant to be it was meant to gee the crowd up. I’m afraid to say this guy was so bad he was hilarious, but I’d like to shake his hand for giving it a go. Following this was Just Simon who’s stage presence and delivery was excellent and this carried him though to the final. Lastly was a young comedian called Jack Gleadow from Hull who was easily my pick of the bunch, he told the best joke of the evening about the Chuckle Brothers no less and was genuinely funny. He also went through to the Grand Final.

I’m really looking forward to next week’s two heats on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th same time 7pm Doors for 8pm Start and are both free entry. The Grand Final of Funny Scunny is on Thursday 26th June at The Baths Hall. Its £7 a ticket which you can get hold of here or from the box office at The Baths Hall or Plowright Theatre. Check it out there was something there for everyone to have a giggle at.


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As a first of many times now, we went to discover some new music in Scunthorpe, this time Get Your Haircut Promotions hosted The Carnabys.
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Leicester Coach Trip With Dirty Sterling


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The #Scunthorpe Nights Survey- Click & Tick

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Plowright Theatre – ‘Showtime’ by Jopsox

This event will take place at The Plowright Theatre from Thursday 5th until Saturday 7th June. We are sending young Jamie along to review the event.

Music from: Guys and Dolls, The Boyfriend, Easter Parade, Annie, Matilda, Sister Act, Billy Elliot, Hairspray and Blood Brothers are just a few of the shows covered in this spectacular evening of song and dance.

The Scunthorpe Amateur Operatic Society was founded in 1908 and is one of the oldest established groups presenting musical productions and concerts in the Scunthorpe area. More than 100 years later they are still going strong and welcome people of all ages from 15 upwards.

If you’re younger than 15 you may be more interested in the junior section, Jopsox. Further information can be obtained from Jacky Bacon, whose details are available on the ‘contact’ page.

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Free Entry: 1st Heat Of ‘Funny Scunny’ Tonight

Scunthorpe Independent News

Tonight will see the first heat of Funny Scunny a new local comedy competition.

This is a great platform for anyone who thinks they are funny to prove it or for the audience to discover a new talent.

This event will take place in the downstairs lounge at The Baths Hall.
Doors open at 7pm, 8pm start.
Tickets are free – just turn up on the night.

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Book launch to commemorate the Flixborough distater

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Suffering the Fire, a book that was written to commemorate the Flixborough disaster is being launched at North Lincolnshire Museum on 5th June from 6.30pm.

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It is the 40th anniversary of the Flixborough disaster which was an explosion at a chemical plant close to the village of Flixborough on 1st June 1974. It killed 28 people and seriously injured many other people.

Suffering the Fire written by the late Barry Hotson is a journey of understanding, uncovering of secrets pieced together in an explosive narrative of deception and betrayal.

The idea behind the book was not the explosion itself but the fact that by 2005 the shock and suffering appeared to have been forgotten. In that year, the fire and explosion at Buncefield oil storage depot was described by the media as “Britain’s worst peacetime industrial disaster”. One man, Barry Hotson, knew that it wasn’t.


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Art In Unusual Places Comes To Town

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Art in Unusual spaces is an organisation active since 2009 (constituted as a Community Interest Company in 2010) based in Bradford and Leeds.
They programme the use of public, underused and temporarily dormant spaces by artists.
They believe that art and culture are sites for experimentation with new ways of thinking about, and experiencing, the world and act as a first stage in helping people engage and make positive transformation to their lives and surroundings.

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Results- The Survey So Far

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