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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Like Father Like Son

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Scott Gibson, our headline act from the Whipman marquee comedy gig is BACK! With the follow up show to his Edinburgh Fringe Best New Comer 2016 show “Life After Death”.

Get along to see Scott Gibson at West Linton Bowling Club on the 3rd of December before he heads off touring around the world. Scott genuinely makes OTL’s face ache with laughter! Hope to see a great crowd for this one!

To get your tickets online check on the link below or soon will be available from West Linton Pharmacy (Shop locally)

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/over-the-lyne-comedy-15379167834

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Do comedians die young?

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With the very sad news today that Sean Hughes has died at the age of 51 coming on the heels of US comedian Ralphie May’s death at the age of 45 only last week, OTL wonders if comedian’s die young?

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Research as far as it can go with a small sample seems to confirm that comedians compared to comic actors do statistically die younger. Certainly, it can be an unhealthy lifestyle. Life on the road can mean irregular meals, little exercise and too much alcohol. There’s also perhaps a predisposing personality towards mental health problems and addiction. With the highs come the lows.

Although OTL firmly believes laughter is the best medicine, for those merchants of the laughter, the comedians themselves,  it may not be so healthy. OTL will keep away from the take aways and try and get its 10,000 steps per day!

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jul/13/no-laughing-matter-as-researchers-show-that-stand-ups-die-young

http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2017/10/16/38158/sean_hughes_dies_at_51

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/obituaries/ralphie-may-brash-comedian-is-dead-at-45.html

Free stand up shows from Edinburgh Fringe on Audible

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Audible have made 12 stand up shows from this years Edinburgh Fringe available free!

That’s OTL’s weekend sorted.

Funny Dog or Cat video person?

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There are lots of funny animal videos out there but this is one of the best see link below! Just for the record OTL is a cat person.

Here is Ziggy Stardust the new OTL kitten.

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https://www.facebook.com/DailyMail/videos/1481723231908592/

Love a one liner

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OTL loves a great one liner and there are plenty of great puns and one liners out there!  Great to see friend of OTL,  Jenny Collier on this list. Check out the link to the guardian below for their favourite 10 one liners.

Unfortunately none of resident MC Jeannie Jones’ one liners made it into Steve Best’s book but as OTL’s venue at Peebles rugby club tells her “keep trying”.

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https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/oct/04/comedians-best-one-liners

Lee Nelson added tour dates? Time to give the British Prime Minister her P45

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Simon Brodkin aka Lee Nelson, pulled possibility his biggest stunt so far in evading security at the tory party conference and giving the prime minister her P45 (the form people get in the UK when they are sacked or leave their job). Coincidence that this is great publicity for his autumn tour (tickets still available). OTL is wondering what prank it might play to gain free advertising for its gigs….. (Please leave any suggestions in the comments section)BRITAIN-POLITICS-EU-BREXIT

The police are reporting concerns that  ISIS maybe attending  comedy courses  to infiltrate the comedy circuit and plant sleeper cells of comedians to launch suicide “pranks”against prominent figures in public life.  Yeah good luck getting an open spot ISIS

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/04/prankster-simon-brodkin-hands-may-p45-during-conference-speech-lee-nelson

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