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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!

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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.

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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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Arise, Sir Billy Connolly

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Billy Connolly was honoured with a knighthood this week. For Scots, Billy is universally adored. OTL grew up listening to Billy Connolly. OTL remembers parents secretly laughing (despite their official disapproval of his swearing).

When anyone asks OTL about comedy heroes, Billy is always top of the list. The thing OTL loves the most about Billy is his sense of fun. As much as dark comedy, political comedy and satire are important, Comedy should be fun and Billy does fun in abundance. The twinkle in his eye, his cheeky delivery and the enthusiasm he uses to bring his stories to life are without equal. OTL aspires to bring a fraction of the joy and happiness, Billy has brought to the world.

Below are some of Billy’s greatest words of wisdom.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comedy/comedians/billy-connolly-34-great-quotes/billy-connolly13/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-41814961

Nik Coppin Halloween Harvey

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Nik Coppin is our globetrotting headliner for Saturday night 4th November at Peebles Rugby Club. The start time has been delayed to 8:30pm to allow folks to attend the actual fireworks before then getting along in time for the comedy fireworks.

Hope to see you there!

Let her be funny

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As the parent of a pre teen daughter the OTL household obviously encourages humour (where else is OTL’s material gonna come from!) indeed one of OTL’s proudest moments was writing a comedy show for the preteen for which she won 3rd in the school talent show. Given OTL’s  lack of success in comedy competitions, it was a major victory.

Comedy is strongly linked to empowerment and intelligence, everyone should want their daughters to grow up being funny.

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OTL doesn’t remember much about school but does remember being in chemistry class and getting told off for not washing up the equipment properly. The teacher said “Don’t you do the dishes in your house?” Not wishing to tell the truth which was it was done by the dishwasher, OTL said “No sir, we just throw the fish and chip wrappers in the bin”. OTL doesn’t remember if that earned a detention but OTL does remember internally doing a high five at a witty, sarcastic response.

Below is a great article about comedy and parenting girls.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/want-to-raise-an-empowered-girl-then-let-her-be-funny/2017/10/16/f6435fc2-9c9b-11e7-8ea1-ed975285475e_story.html?utm_term=.8fa463f3670c

Stu Who? Headlines next Carrickvale gig

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Our last Carrickvale gig was SOLD OUT! So get in quick for tickets for this show with the awesome Stu WHO? He is supported by rising star Gareth Waugh with your resident OTL host Jeannie Jones.

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Probably doesn’t need an introduction! It’s Raymond Mearns

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Delighted to have man of many talents, Raymond Mearns, headlining our Nov 17th OTL gig at West Linton golf club. With a list of credits and talents as long as OTL’s arm, get ready for a night of laughter therapy with the brilliant Mr Mearns and support acts along with your regular host Jeannie and a lovely light supper from Mark. Get your tickets booked up either directly with West Linton golf club or you can reserve them via Overthelyne@gmail.com

Check out the clip beyond of Raymond Mearns at The Stand comedy club.

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