A group of stand-ups are to perform at the first ‘virtual’ comedy club on Twitter.
Even Mitch Benn – who has used his regular slots on Radio 4’s Now Show to boost the number of fans who follow him on Twitter – will try to compress his musical act into the brief text updates allowed by the social-networking service.
Punters will even be allowed to heckle by sending their own Tweets to the comic on ‘stage’. Organiser Tiernan Douieb, who is also compering the virtual gig, says: ‘They might respond, they might not. Just like real heckling.’
The show will take place at 8pm on June 8, and all the acts will use the hashtag #twitcom to identify their material. To join the audience, simply follow that tag – or the Twitter streams of the acts, listed below.
The gig also has its own Twitter account @tweetcomedyclub
Each of the comedians will spend ten minutes Twittering their acts. The full line-up is:
- Mark Watson - @watsoncomedian
- Pappy's Fun Club - @PappysFunClub
- Mitch Benn - @MitchBenn
- Matt Kirshen - @mattkirshen
- Rob Heeney - @robheeney
- Carl Donnelly - @carldonnelly
- Terry Saunders - @terrysaunders
- Gary Delaney - @garydelaney
- Tiernan Douieb - @TiernanDouieb
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