Come and have a go if you think you’re funny enough, the title of the Golden Fleece’s new comedy open mic, says it all.
As landlord Brett grabs the mic to introduce proceedings and try out a few one liners and anecdotes of his own, all to a welcoming crowd, he insists that if he can get up and do it then any of us can.
It is then we meet our host, and the brains behind the whole project, Mike ‘the Spike’ Remick. Since a last minute swerve away from a life in accountancy to one in comedy he has spent the last year and half scanning the country for open mics, honing his skills and building his contacts.
He has already brought open mic regulars from Southend and London to the Fleece and, into the new year, hopes to get bigger names and more established acts to rub shoulders with the budding comedians of Chelmsford.
But the important thing is still to keep the mic open for anyone who would like to try their hand at comedy.
Tonight alongside the sets from DC, frontman of local band The Chaos Forum, and barmen Chris, Daz and Mike, we also have members of the audience who met Brett’s opening challenge to come and have a go.
And were they funny enough? No doubt about it. The only question remaining is have you got the guts to get behind the mic?
Come and have a go if you think you’re funny enough is held on the third Thursday of every month.