Had you been walking along Thurnby’s Main Street during the evening of Saturday 28th April, you may have had your curiosity aroused by the sound of chortling and chuckling coming out of the Memorial Hall.

The source of this merry noise was an audience of 120 odd folk (that is, around 120 people, although some of them may indeed have been odd…) responding to a one-man show by Christian stand-up comedian and writer Paul Kerensa. You may not have heard of him but you will have heard his work; amongst other stuff, he writes scripts for BBC Comedy series Not Going Out and Miranda, and you may have heard him doing Pause for Thought on Chris Evans’ morning Radio 2 programme.

Paul regaled us with stories and anecdotes, whilst trying to get a handle on the local place names (Scraptoft was a particular challenge) and in a Q & A session he deftly dealt with some very quirky questions: “how did the kangaroo get to Australia?’ was one and “have you ever prayed for a belly button?” (he was born without one…) was another.

A highlight was his walk through the Bible to the tune of Don McLean’s “American Pie”… you can check that out here:

It was a great evening and cheered us all up no end!