Stitches Comedy: Finally, a Gig that Lives Up to its Name
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Stitches comedy is the lovechild of Will Ainsworth and Stuart Hossack, both active members of SUSU ComedySoc and comedic geniuses in their own way. Every last Tuesday of the month, Will and Stu get together a plethora of up and coming comedians, sandwiched in-between open mic’ slots for those who simply want to give it a go, with Will and Stu playing the roles of soundmen, agents, comperes and comedians all rolled into one – sounds like a recipe for disaster, but somehow, it works. The night in question is Tuesday 25th January. The venue, The Talking Heads. Opening the night was organisers and pioneers themselves, Ainsworth and Hossack, coming together to perform a skit that was so awkward to watch it was hilarious. Largely founded on the amusement (or not) of the classic ‘your mum’ line, the act began with Hossack whispering in Ainsworth’s ear, only for him to look downtrodden and forlorn as Hossack continued an onslaught of insults about Ainsworth’s mother. The act closed with Hossack’s following rebuttal: “You see, Will. When I came on stage and told you your Mum was dead, I was lying… I just wish she was dead…” Hossack and Ainsworth had Peep Show-esque discomfort written all over them, and although it made you want to curl up in a dark corner and die, it was truly side splitting. Largely speaking, the rest of the night continued in this vein. Jack Yallop was a great way to continue, with his comedy being sharp and witty, and most importantly, actually quite funny. Following Yallop, was Robbie Fox, and I’m sad to say this was the only disappointment of the night. One of his (very long) gags, revolved around him quoting from a TV show nobody had ever heard of, about a space mission to Uranus. And there is only so much Uranus one girl can take…
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