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Funny Valentine

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A Dozen Red Roses, Chocolates and a Teddy?

It’s less than a week to go till Valentines Day.

Over The Lyne (OTL) can hear the cynical cries of “who cares it’s all a big marketing ploy”.

Of course it is but it is also a great excuse for having a laugh at all things romantic and sexy (with a few bodily fluids thrown in for good measure).

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Valentine shows 2018

Calling all Valentines Shaggers

Nik Coppin’s comedy show Shaggers is a perennial hit at The Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne comedy festivals. Whether you single or in a relationship it si the perfect alternative Valentines Night.

For comedy fans in Scotland, Shaggers Valentine Show is at The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow. The headliner is award winning Scott Gibson with support from Anna Devitt, Matt Watson, Rosco McClelland and your host Jeannie Jones.

Tickets

Available from See Tickets

https://www.seetickets.com/tour/shaggers-comedy-valentine-special

Going away for a romantic break with your lover doesn’t always go to plan as these stories of romantic valentine mishaps testify.

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/feb/08/valentines-day-funny-romance-travel-trips-oysters-venice

Safer to stay at home and find your nearest Shaggers Valentines Show

@shaggerscomedy

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10 Great Tips for a Happy 2018

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At the end of 2017, comedian Freddie Quinne posted 10 things he’d learned  (I’ve adapted them and used his post with his permission). These are his tips and I think they are pretty great too!

1. Just do your own thing – Don’t get hung up on the journey other people are taking to get to where you want to be, and don’t let other people put you off doing your own thing.

2. Save money – put something away each each month (you won’t even notice it’s gone). It all adds up then the can have that holiday or that emergency fund.

3. Don’t put comedy before everything else all the time – There’s a life beyond comedy.

4. A productivity journal gets shit done 

5. Set stupidly high goals and targets – Cause then if they come off, great, and if not then you’ve made yourself much better just by working towards a ridiculously high standard.

6. Learn to be happy for people – Instead of being sad because they didn’t call you for Live At The Apollo, be happy for the people that got it. It’s far nicer to live off someone else’s happiness than your own bitterness.

7. Don’t let anyone else tell you the kind of person/act you should be – By all means take advice off people, but don’t make yourself conform to other people’s expectations.

8. Have a little breakdown bag in your car – In case you break down then you’ve got some warm clothes and chocolate and life will be marginally less terrible.

9. Remember what you’re grateful for –  write down three things you are grateful right now. It’s reassuring to know that, no matter how shitty a day you’ve had, you can always find three things to be grateful for.

10. Everything changes –  Just because something’s been true for the last 10 years doesn’t mean it’ll still be true tomorrow.

Watch a clip of Freddie Quinne below & follow him on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/FreddyQuinneComedy/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdQfpFxPT48

If you have got great advice for good mental health this year then please comment below.

 

6 Annoying things people say at Christmas

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After the excesses of Christmas day, it starts! Time to play annoying phases BINGO

How many of these have been said in your house this Christmas?

Please comment and add your own below!

  1. I’m bored!
  2. Is there anything to eat?
  3. The batteries have run out!
  4. This is broken!
  5. I think the instructions have been thrown out with the wrapping paper!
  6. There’s nothing on the TV

Top Ten Feelgood Funny Films to Watch at Christmas

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Watching classic films whilst digesting a week’s worth of calories in one day is a big part of Christmas holidays. What are your favourite funny films? How many of Over The Lyne’s favourite’s have you seen? OTL would love to hear your list (please leave a comment).

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Over The Lyne Comedy Club’s Favourite films to watch in the Christmas Holidays

  1. The Castle (1997)
  2. Some Like it Hot (1959)
  3. The Blues Brothers (1980)
  4. Withnail and I (1987)
  5. Top Hat (1935)
  6. Best in Show (2000)
  7. The Man with Two Brains (1999)
  8. The Life of Brian (1979)
  9. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1999)
  10. Wayne’s World (1992)

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Peace and Laughter from Over The Lyne Comedy Club

 

 

Larry Dean will be a Christmas Cracker!

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Over The Lyne comedy is absolutely delighted to have pulled a Christmas Cracker! We have the hilarious Larry Dean coming to OTL at the Bowling Club on the 29th December fresh from his awesome debut appearance on LIVE AT THE APOLLO!

Get tickets before they sell out! Tickets are available from WEST LINTON PHARMACY or Overthelyne.com

Laugh off the turkey or get tickets as a great Christmas present for the comedy fans in your house!

Jeannie will be your host with some awesome support acts!

Merry Christmas!

Opening night Over The Lyne at The County Inn, Peebles

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Fun opening first gig at the County Inn in Peebles, thanks to Nick and the team at the County and everyone who came along, hopefully we can build on this first night and grow a loyal audience. The next night is the 27th of December with headliner Vladimir McTavish and Over The Lyne favourite Nik Coppin.

Here are a few photos courtesy of Matt Watson.

 

 

Christmas Special with Larry Dean

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OTL are delighted to announce Larry Dean as the headline act for our Christmas Special on the 29th December at West Linton Bowling club.

Looking for a perfect Christmas present for the difficult to buy for comedy loving family member (over 18yo)? Entertaining family between Christmas and New Year but can’t be bothered trailing into Edinburgh? Look no further! Get them tickets to Christmas Comedy at the bowling club with the awesome Larry Dean!

THIS WILL SELL OUT SO GET IN EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

Sharp and unexpected lines…an irresistible chutzpah

 Get your tickets from West Linton Pharmacy, Eventbrite or directly by contacting Jeannie via Overthelyne@gmail.com
OTL will also be selling tickets at West Linton Market.

New monthly Over The Lyne Peebles gig

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Over The Lyne are excited to announce a new monthly gig in Peebles in the newly refurbished upstairs bar and function room in the The County Inn, High street, Peebles.

Overthelyne Comedy at The County Inn

On the 6th of December our headliner is Ray Bradshaw.

Since starting stand up in late 2008, Ray Bradshaw has gone on to be one of the brightest and most exciting acts on the UK Comedy circuit, having performed sell out solo festival shows in Edinburgh, Adelaide, and Melbourne.
In the past year alone, Ray has performed at the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Singapore Fringe and Kuala Lumpur Comedy Carnival to name but a few as well as getting rave reviews for his shoe ‘Deaf Comedy Fam’ at the Edinburgh fringe.
A double Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist, Ray has numerous radio credits under his belt with BBC Scotland and Radio 4, as well as recently being the tour support for Ardal O’Hanlon And Frankie Boyle.
Has a clear comedy gift’ **** (Edinburgh Evening News).
 ‘Bradshaw is raucously funny’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).
Tickets are £5 and available from the bar at the County Inn

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We need to talk about Louis

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As fall from grace go, Louis CK’s has been one of the most spectacular. To anyone in the comedy community, the stories about Louis CK’s predilections for masturbating in front of fellow women comedians was well known. The accusations and admission from Louis,  has come at what feels like a turning point for women who have previously put up with varying degrees of harassment in male dominated entertainment industries. OTL has not personally been the victim of sexual harassment (probably as OTL is middle aged) however OTL has certainly been patronised, insulted and intimidated by both male and female acts in comedy but not sure that’s so different to anyone in any job.

What does make comedy unique is the “workplace”. How many workplaces are workers openly allowed to drink alcohol? Travel to work (comedy car share) is routine comedians bitching about their job, co-workers, employers and audience. The line between jokes and reality become very blurred. It’s not a very “normal” work environment.

OTL is also hardly surprised that the damaged people that do stand up and make people laugh also can have problems with treating others well and with respect.

OTL also would like women in comedy to be empowered enough to handle creeps on and off stage cause lets face all these revelations aren’t suddenly going to stop all the dysfunctional insecure creeps in the world. .

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/11/16/grappling-not-only-with-louis-c-k-but-sexism-and-power-in-comedy/?utm_term=.c4ef18ed4525

Stop being offended, its only a joke!

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“Audiences used to complain that I was highly offensive, so I started washing and using deodorant” Jeannie Jones

Ok, its not the greatest line ever but kinda makes the point that people get offended by all sorts of things and in this day and age it seems to be getting worse.

A member of OTL family used to say “Offence is taken not given”, how OTL laughed when he took offence at someone in France offering him money thinking he was a tramp, forcing him utter the lines “Je ne suis pas un vagrant”.

There are lots of things in life to get offended about, injustice, mass shootings, racism, misogyny, poverty but jokes? swearing? really?

We deal with the difficulties of the world using humour, it is a mainstay in maintaining our sanity.

So does OTL get offended by comedy /jokes? Yes, but not because of the topic because the comedian’s material is so badly constructed and unfunny. Tough topics are best left to the best pro comedians, advice to newer comedians avoid, avoid, avoid. Once you have mastered the art of comedy then knock yourself out, tackle the controversial topics.

http://notablelife.com/our-generation-needs-to-stop-being-offended-by-everything-and-learn-how-to-take-a-joke/