By Betsy Everett
A Hawes comedy night raised more than £1,200 for Breast Cancer Care with all four comedians personalising their repertoire to the local audience.
Comedian and compere Jamie Sutherland, also MC for Everton football club, opened the evening and warmed up the crowd for Archie Kelly, known for appearances in Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy.
After a break newcomer Paul Imrie gave a great set, leading into the headliner for the night Steve Royle. Steve’s quirky and direct humour stole the show and his juggling routine was both unexpected and hilarious.
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The Wensleydale market town was a far cry from the stage of the London Palladium where Steve has previously performed, but the audience – some from as far aways as Australia – proved as enthusiastic and welcoming as any in the metropolis.
Organiser Tippy Watson said: “The evening was such a roaring success and the crowd was just perfect for comedy, laughing all the way through and no heckling. The comedians had such a great time themselves that I am sure they’ll be back in the future. I would like to thank everyone who came for their support.”
Tippy is raising £50,000 for Breast Cancer Care who have supported her and thousands of others through treatment, and is already over the £40,000 mark. Follow her on facebook @ Dales Events for news of future events.