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8:31 am, August 29th, 2009 - Comments Off on Guardian readers’ standup: the winner
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Last month, the Guardian launched their first YouTube standup competition. They’ve put up their findings here:
In the end (and it was close, going to a final count with fellow judges Sarah Millican, Guardian arts editor Melissa Denes and head of audio Matt Wells), our winner was Louisa Theobald, with a routine about her work as a shop assistant one of several jobs around which she has fitted her career as an actor and wannabe standup. It was a neat set, distinguished by its petty rage (“Do you work here?”/ “No, I’m just a fan. That’s why I wear the uniform”) and lovable daftness: the set-piece was Theobald’s game Regional Roulette, in which she addresses customers in ever-changing accents to spice up a dull day.
You can see what you think of their choice below: