Sandy’s Sexed Up Standout

Kelly Lynch reviews SHAW’s standup night.

Last week brought to St Andrews Sexual Health Awareness Week. On Saturday night, the Bubble saw SHAW bring a combination of comedy and sexual health awareness to Sandy’s Bar with Sandy’s Sexed-Up Stand-Up. Hosted by Comedy Soc in association with Wellbeing Society, and in aid of the Survivor’s Trust, the evening brought forth humour in all of its suggestive forms. In anticipation for Comedy Soc’s fortnightly Saturday night event, Sandy’s Bar quickly became standing room only (“a veritable fire hazard,” one comedian quipped) and was soon filled with raucous laughter.

Comedians of the night included Annie Leverton, Bernie Munro, Daniel Edwards, George Wilder, Hannah Lieberman, Joe Guthrie, Joe Irvine, Tom Caruth, and Valentine Moscovici, who all brought a healthy dose of depreciation along with their awkward, endearing, and sometimes unfortunate stories and thoughts about sex.

Notable sets on the night include Bernie Munro who discussed the nuances and stigma of sex; this was also the very fortunate weekend him mum decided to visit. Joe Guthrie reminded us that SHAW was indeed for sexual health awareness, not just sex awareness, and thus left us with an analogy of himself and sex to Boris Johnson and Brexit: “I tried so hard to get it and now it’s happened and I’m freaking out.”

All proceeds from admission and further donations from this event went to aid the Survivor’s Trust, an organisation that works to benefit over one hundred charities that aid victims of sexual violence. For more information about future Comedy Soc events, check out their Facebook page or their website comedysociety.org.

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