UCLan Students To Host Comedy Show

By Joe Young - Deputy Culture Editor

A group of UCLan foundation year students are to host a stand up comedy show in 53 Degrees on the 4th May. The show, entitled ‘Too Fat, Too Furious’, has been named the spiritual successor to the popular ‘Survive the Five’ series. Since its closure as a mainstream club, 53 Degrees has often been underused, with the majority of uses being for society, Union, or University events. The event organisers have said that the show is a great way to get 53 Degrees back on the radar as a venue for events, and if successful, hope to hold more shows in the future.

The host of the event, Sam Waite – a film production student – said,

“The biggest motivation for me is that university is difficult, and people forget to take the time to enjoy and laugh a little. There’s very little comedy in Preston and I’m hoping this will be the first of many and attract new acts to give it a go, and get as many people laughing. That’s the goal – they say laughter is good for you after all!”

Other students involved include Nick Dobson – a film production student who will be performing on the night, Liam Best – a music production student who will also be performing on the night, and Ethan Rogers – a media production student who will be managing the filming of the event.

The show will follow a format similar to the popular series ‘Live at the Apollo’, and will last approximately three hours.

Doors open at 7:30PM for an 8PM start.


Tickets are on sale now and are available here

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Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.

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