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Taking comedy seriously

Is the summer heat making you feel lethargic? It’s time to wake up, have a good laugh and make every muscle in your upper body ache at the annual Laugh Out Loud stand-up comedy show in Malta this weekend.

On July 2 and 3 the Laugh Out Loud stand-up comedy show returns to Malta for the seventh year running. This year it features three London-based comedians – Tiernan Douieb, John Fothergill and Dana Alexander.

Dana Alexander

Originally from Canada, Dana was named a “Best Discovery” by NOW Magazine in Toronto who also commented on her “delicious dry delivery” and the fact “you can tell she’s got demons”. Considered a bit of a “tomboy”, she draws her inspiration from her gay friends, quirky Jamaican upbringing and the culture shock of moving from North America to Europe.

Tiernan Douieb

A regular performer on the Edinburgh comedy circuit, quirky Tiernan Douieb is not easy to figure out and he’s pretty uninterested in sharing his background, preferring to focus on what he’s good at – making people laugh. He ran the world’s first-ever Twitter Comedy Club which attracted 14,000 viewers. Regarded as highly energetic and full of enthusiasm and life, he’s considered “refreshing” for his portrayal of everything from zombies to James Bond.

John Fothergill

From the north east of England, the quick-witted John Fothergill has done just about every odd job from working on gas platforms in the North Sea and dabbling in acting to bongo player and soundman at Quaker’s meetings.  He’s a regular on the Newcastle comedy scene in the UK, and has toured Ireland and Hong Kong. He obviously likes Malta- it’s the second time he is participating in this production.

Practical information
The XFM Stand-up Comedy Show takes place Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, 2011, at the Dolmen Resort Hotel in Qawra (pronounced ‘Ow-rah’, close to Bugibba). If you want to be in the thick of the action and to be waited on hand and foot, choose the EUR 23 Inner Circle cabaret-style seating, or if you are more of a shrinking violet, opt for the gallery theatre-style seats which are just EUR 15 and without waiter service. But, if you’re already wondering how to get to this north-easterly corner of Malta or want to enjoy a few drinks without driving or want to avoid the hassle of finding parking, you can pre-book transport from the “LOVE” sign in Spinola Bay at 18.45 and I.T.S. Pembroke at 19.00 at just EUR 4 per person.

Visit the website for more info, or check it out on Facebook.


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