Ever fancied giving stand-up comedy a bash?
Now is your chance!
A brand new stand-up comedy club is about to crash-land in the heart of Valletta, promising to bring with it boldness, boisterousness and all round berserk bedlam.
It’s got a cool title too, The Chicken Coop!
Inspired by the plethora of clubs on the London circuit and supported by Jameson Irish Whiskey, The Chicken Coop will be a monthly event held at Djangos in Republic Street Valletta and will feature the top comedians on the island, as well as a comedy ‘virgin’ at every event.
Local comedian and Chicken Coop organiser Steve Hili explains:
“Local stand-up comedy has really only been in existence for a year and a half, but already a number of comedians have started to develop their own particular style, as well as a bit of a following. Many local comedians are fearless, joking about everything and anything. We love ruffling feathers – that is one of the reasons we are calling this club, The Chicken Coop – and the energy surrounding the scene is incredible.
Steve himself has quite successfully performed on the London circuit and hopes that The Chicken Coop can help local comedians take the same step.
And that is not all. Every month a complete newbie – a comedy ‘virgin’ can win a chance to do a set.
”We want the stand-up community in Malta to grow and flourish. We want more and more people to feel the rush of getting up in front of an audience and making the people laugh. Once you get bitten by the stand-up bug you are never the same again. It is unbelievable.”
To win a chance to be on stage for a Chicken Coop show (and a bottle of Jameson) send a video of yourself delivering your best ‘Chicken’ joke to firstname.lastname@example.org. The joke deemed to be the best by The Chicken Coop team wins the chance to get on stage.
It is that easy.
For more information LIKE the Jameson Whiskey Malta Facebook page. You can also find the Chicken Coop page on FB.
The first Chicken Coop event, which will be held on Saturday 21 June, will feature Steve himself, as well as other crowd favourites Philip Leone Ganado, and Joseph Zammit. Malcolm Alden on MC-ing duties. Entrance is free!