Taunton Chamber of Commerce member Genius PR & Events is back for 2020 with another barrel full of laughs at member organisation the Creative Innovation Centre CICCIC.
Stand Up For Cider is a well established comedy competition now going into its 6th year! Each show is held at The Creative Innovation Centre in Paul Street, Taunton. The shows are incredibly popular and regularly sell out. Stand up for Cider gives amateur comedians the chance to show off their skills – with the audience voting for who they think should go through to the next round! They’ll be joined by a professional MC and audience members will also have the chance to see eight to 10 comedians at each show. They will be at amateur to semi-pro level, not a full-time comedian yet but on the way up. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be a headline act from the cream of the UK comedy circuit who will announce the winner and runner-up.
Trish Caller, who runs Genius PR and Events, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to be part of one of the funniest events in Taunton. Audience members will be given scoring sheets on arrival so they can vote for their favourite amateur comedian on the night. The top two or three from each round will then go through to the grand final. Exciting news for 2020 is we are going International! Well, not exactly true….. we are taking an extra heat to Shepton Mallett.
This year we are delighted to announce that Berry’s Coaches are continuing to be one of our sponsors! Scott Berry from Berry’s Coaches says “As a company that has been serving Taunton and the West Country for nearly 100 years we’re delighted to be sponsoring an event that gives an opportunity to local talent. We’d like to wish all the contestants the best of luck and are looking forward to seeing all the acts.” https://www.berryscoaches.co.uk/
A welcome addition to our sponsors this year are local Chartered Certified Accountants – Walpole Dunn. “Walpole Dunn is excited to be sponsoring this fantastic local event. Stand up for Cider has proved to be a hugely popular event and has provided Somerset with some superb comedy nights over the past five years, with previous winners now making a real impact on the UK comedy circuit. It’s great to play a part in ensuring Somerset continues to benefit from quality nights of entertainment”, said Director, Tony Dunn. “This should be a fantastic event and we hope shows that even accountants can have a laugh…sometimes!”
To find out more about how Walpole Dunn is able to help you and your business, check out their website – www.walpoledunn.co.uk
This year we are delighted to announce that a local award-winning cider company – Crest Cyder are going to be supplying the prizes! Their delicious cider will also be available to buy and enjoy at each show. Each contestant wins cider and the eventual winner wins even more cider! https://www.crestcyder.co.uk/
The first round of Stand up for Cider will be taking place at the Creative Innovation Centre (CICCIC) on Paul Street in Taunton on Friday 31 January. CICCIC is a cosy venue, perfect for comedy… great atmosphere and bar. Book early as many shows sold out last year!
- 31 January
- 20 March
- 22 May
- 19 June – a heat in Shepton Mallett
- 17 July – Grand Final
Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start and tickets costing £10 are available now by calling 01823 337477 or visit http://www.creativeinnovationcentre.co.uk/
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