Sat, 30 Jul|
Sheffield City Centre
Smell the Coffee Comedy Show
Daytime comedy featuring the finest up and coming comedians on the circuit hosted by Stan Skinny.
Time & Location
30 Jul 2022, 11:00 BST – 31 Jul 2022, 14:00 BST
Sheffield City Centre, 12 Fitzalan Square, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2AZ, UK
About the Event
Smell The Coffee Comedy is the brainchild of Stan Skinny, two time winner of The Great Yorkshire Show Off, who hopes this timeslot can make comedy more accessible for its audience and performers.
Stan said: “Comedy in the evening doesn’t always work for everyone, they may have commitments and reasons they cannot come out for the night, whether that be family, work or that they are werewolves.
“Also, as someone who is a regular on the open-mic circuit, some gigs can be quite far away and working in a 9-5 job then going out to perform and getting back late can be quite tiring. So, selfishly I was looking at a way of getting to bed sooner and get beauty sleep so I can appear on America’s Next Top Model.
“Comedy works at festivals in the afternoon, so why not replicate it in the city?”
Stan feels the time of the show could set people up for the day to seek out more culture in Sheffield.
He said: “It has the potential to get a weekend off to a good start, not just for people who live in Sheffield but visitors too. Rather than just going to M&S for a bit, getting bored and then going to the pub, a comedy show could be the catalyst for people with a whole day of cultural things to fill the void of existence.
“Why do we have to wait for festival season and just two weeks to explore culture when so much is on our doorstep?”
Stan hopes the time slot will also bring a more dedicated comedy crowd, making a change from more raucous evening audiences.
He said: “I think you’re likelier to get a more dedicated, focused crowd at that time who are solely there for the comedy. I saw Daniel Kitson do a work in progress the other week at 1pm, and the audience did not enjoy it any less. Comedy works at any time.
“At that time I think there’s more of a chance of people appreciating comedy as the art form it is, that deserves the same reverence as a painting or a piece of theatre, just with more dick jokes.
Comedians include Jack Wilson @jackwilsonsorry, local treasure Stan Skinny @stanskinny, and bringing her full Edinburgh Fringe preview, Abigail Rolling: ‘Shit Lawyer’ @abigailrollingcomedy Tickets are an absolute bargain at only £4 per person, and we’ll be on hand to serve up delicious food and drink before the gig and during the breaks - not to be missed! Grab a ticket before they sell out at https://bit.ly/ShitLawyerDina