Nottingham September 24th - GameCity, the World's best-loved videogames festival, today announced the details of its comedy night, One Laugh Left, part of GameCity5. The event will take place at The Forum, NG1 4AA, on Wednesday 27th, beginning at 7pm and ending at 11pm. Tickets cost£5 in advance, details below. GameCity5 runs from October 26-30th throughout various Nottingham venues.
GameCity has tackled every activity even remotely related to games, from kazoo-ing with Masaya Matsuura to discussing the finer points of chainsaws with Sam Lake and everything in between. And now the time is right to tackle comedy.
Partnering Just the Tonic, the UK's best comedy club, with GameCity, the world's best loved videogames festival, the team behind award winning radio show One Life Left, Ste Curran, Simon Byron and Ann Scantlebury, will host the night, introducing headline acts and taking to the stage themselves in their first ever stand-up routine.
Headlining the night will be three of the UK's best new comedians, with award-winning Graham Goring (best show Manchester Comedy Festival 2009) and Leicester Mercury nominee Chris Stokes (Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2009) performing their hit routine, Nerds of a Feather, and award-winning Wil Hodgson, (2004 Perrier Award, Best Newcomer, Edinburgh Festival Fringe), finishing the list of performers.
"We've had some pretty stupid ideas before," says Simon Byron, co-presenter, One Life Left, "but we may have gone a little too far with this one. We're all - genuinely - terrified. Honestly, whenever I think of the night, my wrists start sweating. Ste has been in tears. And Ann feels sick, but that may be the early stages of pregnancy. Who can tell? It was quite a night."
He added, "Fortunately we've enlisted the help of some actual top comedians, so there will be some actual, genuine laughs on the night. But the opportunity to watch three idiots with no jokes between them literally die on stage as part of the world's first ever videogame stand-up night is surely too much to pass, particularly as there's no East Enders on Wednesdays."
GameCity Director Iain Simons said, "Personally I've never found videogames funny. They're best played alone, in the dark, as a way to reflect upon oneself. The One Life Left team promise to change my bleak, pessimistic worldview and make me into a better person through laughter."
The One Laugh Left comedy night is just one part of GameCity5, the yearly festival from GameCity that explores and celebrates videogames culture. For the full details on the festival line-up, go to www.gamecity.org. To book your tickets for this event, go to,