It’s no joke! Grantham Guildhall fire evacuation sees comedy set performed outside

Laughing crowd follows Bobby Mair outside on to St Peter's Hill.
Laughing crowd follows Bobby Mair outside on to St Peter's Hill.
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A comedian entertained a crowd of more than 100 on St Peter’s Hill green in Grantham last night, after a fire alarm forced them to evacuate the Guildhall.

Undeterred by the impromptu interruption to his headline set, Canadian comic Bobby Mair continued to make the audience laugh by standing on a bench and shouting out his jokes.

Canadian comic Bobby Mair.

Canadian comic Bobby Mair.

The comedian who has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News and is a panellist on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, demonstrated his ability to improvise in reaction to the farcical situation,

It ensured that the night organised by the Grantham Funhouse Comedy was a success, with many praising the stand-up’s professionalism.

Reviewer Peter Fox said: “Mair didn’t bat an eyelid to any of this, he simply picked up from where he left off and then ad-libbed about the statue that was next to his bench and provided a fantastic time for the crowd. The fire engine turned up, siren on, to which he shouted that he was being heckled by a fire engine.”

Posting a video of the incident, audience member Chris Noon added: “Fire alarm at the Guildhall creates impromptu al fresco comedy show on St Peter’s Hill. Comedy genius.”

After about 20 minutes the all clear was given by the fire service and everyone returned inside for the end of the show.

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