Last Thursday saw the second BIG CHEER event at Brighton Dome, in aid of local charity, Amaze. This was an evening of stand-up comedy, with a line-up of comedians all giving their time for free to support the charity.
First a little bit about Amaze: Amaze provides information and support to parents of children with special needs and disabilities in Brighton and Hove. They work with parents to help them get the best for their children. If you are interested in knowing more about Amaze, need their help, or would like to give your support to the organisation, you can find everything you need at www.amazebrighton.org.uk
For the show itself, I was able to move around the auditorium and up towards the side of the stage to get shots of the performers. I found it a bit challenging to get good shots in the theatre lighting conditions, but the biggest problem I had was with camera-shake caused by laughing too much:-)
All the performers were great, and quite different from each other. Jason Cook did a great job as compere for the evening, and I am not going to stick my neck out and say who made me laugh most. Photographically, though I think Jenny Eclair pulled the most varied and interesting faces during her set:-)
So, here are some shots from the night, with performers in order of appearance.
Group shot backstage:
Of course, there are many other people volunteering their time in support of Amaze. Not all are famous, or like the limelight. Some of the Amaze volunteers:-
The list of performers (as per the event programme) was:-
Jason Cook http://www.jasonlovescomedy.com/
Jenny Eclair http://www.jennyeclair.com/
Julie Jepson http://www.juliejepson.co.uk/
Graham Duff http://www.grahamduff.co.uk/
Justin Moorhouse http://www.justinmoorhouse.com/
Simon Evans http://www.simonevanscomedianetc.com/
I had a great time shooting the show, and I think Amaze managed to raise some much-needed cash, as well as generating some publicity for their services. I hope to be involved with more Amaze events in the future, so will keep you posted.