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Stand-up wins £1,000 for wiring himself up to electricity...

comedyWho needs material when you can just wire yourself up to electricity for a laugh? 

Stand-up Sean Turner has just won £1,000 in a comedy competition after attaching a TENS machine to his face and filming his reaction.

The devices use a small electric current to relieve pain, and according to the NHS the treatment is ‘generally very safe… you’ll feel a slight tingling sensation pass through your skin’.

Not that you would know that from Turner’s reaction.

The comic, from South Shields, scooped the prize in a  monthly competition for funny video clips run by Horse Feathers Comedy.

He said: "I am so chuffed to have won the prize! I’ll be using the money to put on a new show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

‘I’ve been doing stand-up since uni, when I started doing open mic nights. I don’t think my younger self would believe where I am now. When I left school I could hardly read – I’ve got ADHD and dyslexia – so I’m really proud to be making a name for myself in comedy.’

Published: 28 Feb 2020

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