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BBC Surrey host Nick Wallis at Comic Relief boot camp
Nick Wallis
Nick Wallis will perform his public stand-up routine at the Komedia in Brighton

BBC Surrey Breakfast Show presenter Nick Wallis attended a comedy boot camp in preparation for a stand-up gig in aid of Comic Relief.

The workshop at Broadcasting House, in London, was attended by 31 local radio station presenters.

Jo Brand, Jon Culshaw and Hugh Dennis
Jo Brand, Jon Culshaw and Hugh Dennis offered their advice

Each will perform a public stand-up gig, with Nick's taking place at Brighton venue, Komedia, on 17 March.

The boot camp involved Nick performing a minute's worth of material in front of a panel of top comedians.

Speaking to Nick after his routine, Emma Freud, who is a founder of Comic Relief and was one of the judges alongside comedians Jon Culshaw, Hugh Dennis and Jo Brand, said he did "really well".

"What I loved is that you did the first 25 seconds of your precious minute about a chance encounter that had just happened to you.

"I love it when you can be reactive like that - it makes the audience feel this guy knows exactly what he is doing."

Nick will be performing at the Komedia with the BBC Sussex Breakfast Show host Neil Pringle, who was also at the boot camp.

Nick said: "I became more and more nervous until I swear the only thing I could hear was my pulse.

Watch Nick's routine and the views of the comedy panel

"It got to the point where I was standing, waiting to go on, unable to remember anything I was going to say, convinced my heart was beating so hard it was visible in my chest and a whisker away from being sick on the spot."

To show your support for Nick and Comic Relief, text SURREY, to 70011. Texts cost £1, plus your standard network charge.




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