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Hilarity Jen from Dersingham is Pretty Funny

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She is Hilarity Jen and she is on a one-woman mission to get West Norfolk laughing as she starts up comedy clubs around the area.

Jenny Beake, from Dersingham, has started the Pretty Funny comedy clubs which already have bookings at three venues.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) it holds its second night at the Dukes Head, Lynn (entry free with a collection for the Scotty's Little Soliders charity) and on Friday, August 16, it has an opening night at the Wash and Tope, Hunstanton.

Jenny Beake (14846503)
Jenny Beake (14846503)

Pretty Funny will return to the Dukes Head on Wednesday, October 2, with another evening booked for Saturday, October 19 at the Queen Vic in Snettisham (entry for that one is £5).

Jenny says she has had "a really interesting journey" as far as comedy is concerned. The daughter of the vicar of St Stephen's Church in Norwich, Jenny said: "It was always something I wanted to do. I loved Who Line Is It Anyway? but I was really inspired by Victoria Wood and also very influenced by Dilly Keane and Fascinating Aida and Jennifer Saunders.

"Musical comedy is my passion."

It was while she was working for Greenwich social services that she finally plucked up the courage to actually take to the stage and perform. That was in 2011 when she was 35. Her musical comedy act inspired by Victoria Wood proved popular, winning her the King's Prize at London's famed Comedy Store.

She returned in 2015 to be nearer her family in Norfolk and has now started these comedy nights giving spots to friends in East Anglia such as Martin Westgate, Aaron Spalding and Jason Overman.

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