Just a few weeks back, if I were to say to you: "fancy going to the Forum in Kentish Town where a bunch of Australian comedians are going to laugh at their English counterparts?", with the prospect of Australia winning the Ashes... yet again. You may well, have found that you would be busy "washing your hair" or some other really important diversion.
What a difference a few weeks and some spiffy batting and bowling make, eh? Now, you would march proudly to Kentish Town in your slippers, with pipe in mouth, bulldog at your side, ready to sup a pint of John Smith's and wallow in the glory of being British!
'Comedy of Ashes' is the rematch, comedy style, featuring umpire and TV regular Rufus Hound, with England represented by comedians Adam Bloom (Time Out comedy award-winner) and Gordon Southern (The Comedy Network). "Batting" for Australia are wrestler-turned-comedian Colin Cole and Matthew Hardy (recently voted Australia's best comic). The winners on the night will be presented with a "Comedy of Ashes" urn, presumably no less spectacular than the real thing.
Tickets for the event are a reasonable £15, with the whole thing starting at 6pm, finishing at 11pm and absolutely no chance of rain stopping play. If this is all sounding good, and you fancy winning one of three pairs of tickets to see the event, then see the rules of play, below.
Perhaps the easiest way to enter the competition is via Facebook (provided you are a Facebook user, that is), all you need to do is pop along to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/allgigs), become a fan - if not already, and comment "Owzat" on the Lemmy at those goodies" on the " Three pairs of tickets to see 'Comedy of Ashes', featuring Rufus Hound " entry in our "Notes" tab.
Facebook winners will be notified via Facebook, so make sure your settings make you "contactable".
If you're not a Facebook user, you can enter by clicking the Enter Competition button, at the bottom of this article. You will be required to enter your email, full name and region (you will not be spammed or added to any kind of mailing list!).
We'll only accept entrants from the UK and Ireland (Eire) - sorry!
The competition is a prize draw with the winner chosen at random. Closing date is Wednesday 19th January 2011 at midnight. Good luck!