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Wendy Ivers Aberdeen Comedienne
Aberdeen Comedian and Community Worker Wendy Ivers is a popular attraction in the Aberdeenshire comedy circuit.
Aberdeen Comedy Performances
Wendy regularly appears in venues such as Cafe Drummonds on Belmont Street and Snafu on Castle Street and Union Street. She is the MC, Creative Director and regular stand up comedian for Aberdeen's Comedy Capers
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In 2006 Wendy Ivers made it through to the final of the national competition Popularity Stakes at www.wepaypopularitystakes.co.uk where she hopes to be the overall winner and crowned Britain's Most Popular Person. Her prize will be a £10,000 trip to Australia and the chance to get her act on the national stage.
Help Wendy win and give the World sure proof that Aberdonians are the funniest people on Earth! You can do this by voting for her.
Popularity Stakes Finalist - Popularity Campaign Events
Saturday 29th April at 5:30pm - Wendy's Campaign Launch and Torcher Parade
Preparations Wendy met her supporters at the Green to produce banners and posters and to decorate t-shirts & y-fronts to wear whilst collecting money as part of the Aberdeen Student Charities Campaign Annual Torcher Parade. Read Thursday 4th May's Daily Record for the shameful story of what happened while the team were making preparations at the Green.
Saturday 29th of April 7:30pm to 10pm - The Aberdeen Student Charities Campaign Annual Torcher Parade Well done to Wendy for wearing an awful Lycra green dress, knee high stripy socks and platform shoes as well as stained Y-fronts on your head as she and her hard working campaign team joined students collecting coins as part of their annual Torcher Parade. Visit www.wendyivers.co.uk around the 12th May for clips and trailers from the Torcher Parade. And a big thank you to Drew Elliot Vice President of Student Charities for allowing Wendy Ivers and her team the honour of taking part in the parade. They all had so much fun they want to do it again next year.
Press, People and Students Please Note: If you get behind Wendy and she comes in first in the Popularity Stakes she will release Torcher Parade Footage as a free download for voters! So get texting Wendy to 63000 now and get your friends, colleagues and family to do the same and don't stop texting until the 19th of May and you could all get fantastically funny footage from the Torcher parade and a Torcher Parade Spoof News Report for free!
Sunday 30th April All Day - Wendy Is the Focus of An Article by Anna Burnside of The Sunday Times, 'This Popularity Contest is a Laughing Matter'
Sunday 30th April 12pm to1pm - Wendy is a guest on John McCruvie's
Northsound2 radio show (1035mw) Wendy is a regular guest and has John and the team at Northsound Radio
Northsound1 and Northsound2 to thank for part of her success so listen live on www.northsound2.com (1035mw) on Sunday and forever thereafter
Sunday 30th April 2pm to 5pm - Wendy runs a study session in Bucksburn for her Campaign Team
Mon to Friday 8am - Wendy is a contestant on Roy's (one of her competitors) Norfolk radio show
Wednesday May 3rd at 8pm - Wendy judges The Laughter Factor at Snafu. This is a unique and enthralling comedy competition where acts of all comedy genres battle it out for the coveted Laughter Factor Crown. The show is weaved together by an experienced MC and headlined by a professional act. Before the show starts proper Wendy will talk about her popularity quest and encourage the audience to vote for her and take an interest in her campaign.
Press, People and Students Please Note: If Wendy Comes in Second in the Popularity Stakes the first ever feature length Laughter Factor at Snafu held on the 5th April 2006 will be released as a free download to all voters. A trailer and family friendly clips from it will be available soon on WendyTV within the site www.wendyivers.co.uk but parents please note that whilst the Torcher Parade footage (which is free if Wendy is voted Britain's Most Popular Person) is suitable for everyone, footage from The Laughter Factor is not. Wendy swears in her shows, a lot and though it is a performance flaw she is trying to rectify and we all love her for it young children should not view the footage unless you tell them it is a documentary about a woman with Tourette's Syndrome.
Thursday 4th May Day - Wendy will be making last minute preparations before leaving for London Wendy will be trying to blag cheap entry to Billy Smarts Circus for her campaign team and will try to convince the Ringmaster to let her join the circus for a day or night before it leaves the area; after all she used to teach circus skills when she was a sports and activity instructor during a summer at Pontins in Blackpool, but will they let her in and if they do will they let her leave? Read the press for news.
Thursday 4th May at 7pm - Wendy is meeting with her campaign team to plan a visit to Billy Smarts Circus.
Thursday 4th May at 8:30pm - Wendy leaves Aberdeen for the streets of London
Friday 5th May - Wendy runs a comedy workshop for journalists and budding comedians in London t.b.c Wendy will be working (hopefully) with a well known promoter & facilitator in London to run a comedy workshop with developing London comedians and a brave journalist or two who will all have to perform their new found skills in front of a small audience of invited guests around supper time on the night of the session. If you are a developing comedian based in London and would like to take part in the workshop and performance or if you would like to be part of the audience get in touch with Wendy at her website www.wendyivers.co.uk
Friday 5th May at 2pm - Mon 8th May Mini Comedy Festival Venues Etc Announced on Wendy's Gallery Wendy will be sending videos from London to her popularity stakes gallery pages about four or five fantastic comedy showcases in Aberdeen City Centre on Mon 8th May. Each will be headlined by Wendy, compered by a professional act & will feature a selection of promising local comedians. You'll get entry in exchange for texting WENDY to 63000 at the door but you'll be asked to make a donation to charity before you go. Visit www.wepaypopularitystakes.co.uk for a link to Wendy's video and gallery pages where the venues and times will be revealed on Friday (click on Wendy's 5th of May entries) but if you go there now you'll find details of an easy peasy competition that will get you and a guest guaranteed entry to one of these events if your one of the first 100 to send the correct answer to Wendy Ivers e-mail address. Note places reserved at each event for people who just turn up on the night but you'll need to get there early - wherever and whenever they may be. Check press, radio & Wendy's Popularity gallery pages for details.
Saturday 6th May - Wendy performs in the Greyhound Pub in Sydenham Come and see Wendy as she performs a support slot at a fantastic night of Live Stand Up comedy in The Greyhound Pub (SE26) in Sydenham (12mins from London Bridge) and 1 minute from the Sydenham station. Wendy is supporting a fantastic line up of London based acts and the show will be weaved together by up and coming hot shot cockney comic Karl Eldrick. No incentives for voters cos at a £5 per head its a bargain at twice the price. To reserve or buy advance tickets at £5 each call 07985398781 - Can't make it? then tell your London friends about it.
Saturday 6th May Sometime - Five Fantastic Clips from The Laughter Factor Should Be Available Free to Download and Forward to Your Friends, Colleagues from www.wendyivers.co.uk at least two are family friendly.
Sunday 7th May at 2pm - Wendy may be appearing as a guest on the Comedy Hour www.playvybz.com Its an internet community radio station but only if she thinks she can get to Heathrow on time for her flight back to Aberdeen at 3:45pm. Listen live on www.playvybz.com to see if she makes it.
Sunday 7th May at 3:45pm - Wendy will be making a frantic dash through Heathrow Airport Wendy will have checked in online and the intercom at Heathrow will be calling Wendy's name and telling her to get on the plane back to Aberdeen or risk missing the flight and screwing up the Drummonds event at 8pm.
Sunday 7th May doors 8pm - Wendy will be compering A Live Stand Up Night at Cafe Drummonds starting 9pm Come along and support this fantastic night of live stand up comedy hosted by Wendy and featuring two professional comics from the circuit as well as a host of local acts. Wendy's been running it for two years for no wages reinvesting the meagre profits into the purchase of seating & to meet the costs of marketing and publicity etc so do your best to attend before Wendy's so huge you can't afford the entry. Go to the Comedy Capers webpage for details of the show and the acts performing on Sunday 7th May at Café Drummonds.
Monday 8th May 7pm to 12am - Mini Aberdeen Comedy Festival Five Shows each with a Staggered Start Five shows, five venues, five professional MC's, five headline appearances by Wendy, heaps of promising local acts at each gig and all for the cost of texting WENDY to 63000 at the door and the sake of a small donation to charity on exit. Go now to www.wepaypopularitystakes.co.uk and visit Wendy's Gallery Pages on the 3rd May to find out about an easy peasy competition that will get you and a guest guaranteed entry to one of these events in the event that they are oversubscribed. And visit her gallery pages from the 5th to find out where the gigs are at and what time they start.
The latest information that I have on the above events is that there are three confirmed shows (and possibly another two) showcasing a hand picked selection of Aberdeens most talented local acts and weaved together by a professional MC. Audiences will get entry for texting WENDY to 63000 (25p plus network charge) and will be asked to make a donation to Childline on exit.
1. The Tunnels - show starts 7pm MC John McRuvie, Headline Wendy Ivers.
2. Venue t.b.c - show starts 7:30 - Acts confirmed as venues.
3. Snafu - show starts 8pm MC Paddy Burns, Headline Wendy Ivers.
4. The Tunnels - show starts 10pm MC Gus Tawse, Headline Wendy Ivers.
5. Venue t.b.c. - show starts 10:30 MC Scott Forbes, Headline Wendy Ivers (NB this show will be a short sharp one with no breaks and lasting until 11:30).
Supporting Acts appearing in different venues and in different slots throughout the night - Tony Littler, Duncan Guthrie, Gus Tawse, Chris Robertson, Carly Baker, Sean Wilson, Gus Tawse, John Burns, Phil Geddes, Scott Forbes.
Doors for all shows open one hour before. Each show (except number 5) in two 45 minute segments with a 25 minute break in the middle.
Note : Wendy messed up with the booking of Drummonds for the two shows scheduled to start at 7:30 and 10:30 and she is working on securing other venues for these shows and should have somewhere confirmed by Monday mid afternoon. SO for the 7:30 show if you go to www.wepaypopularitystakes.co.uk and follow the links to my video gallery pages she will make an announcement regarding the 7:30 and 10;30 shows on the site via her mobile phone by 3ish (in the meantime if I were you I'd aim to get to the 7pm, 8pm and 10pm shows just in case and if you come a little too late she'll tell you in the queue where you have to get to for the 7:30/10:30 shows. In the event that swarms of people appear and she don't have sufficient capacity people who turn up but are refused entry will be guaranteed to get a free copy of a feature length comedy night, 'The Laughter Factor' as a download to their PC but if you don't have a PC bring a blank DVD with your name, address and email on it and she will burn a copy for you and get it back to you.
Tuesday 9th May - Aberdeen Mini Comedy Festival Night Two Postponed - Sorry it was too much stress to expect Wendy to be able to pull off two nights of five shows in a row but don't worry she's in the midst of planning other shows in the region nearer the end of the competition so register now at comedy-capers.co.uk and be the first to know.
Wednesday 10th May - Quality Comedy Documentary Released Free! If Wendy's Still in Third Place or Better Nominated for an award within a week of the final cut it's a witty, insightful & delightful documentary raising awareness of the trials and tribulations of some of Aberdeen's comedians. It features performances & interviews with John McRuvie, Paddy Burns, Wendy Ivers, Tony Littler
and Austin Low as well as clips from performances by Scott Forbes & Phil Kay & an interview with Café Drummonds owner Eric McMillan. Producer Ross Hunter of Pigeon Media Solutions, Key Writer, Researcher & Contributor Miss Wendy Ivers of Comedy Capers.
Press, People and Students Please Note: 'No Laughing Matter' a comedy focussed documentary about the comedy scene in Aberdeen will be released Free to voters as a download on www.wendyivers.co.uk on the 10th of May as Wendy fully expects to still be in third place or better by this date.
Wednesday May 10th until Friday May 12th - Where's Wendy? Wendy will be winging her way to events and community activities and making surprise appearances throughout the country as requested by people emailing their requests throughout the course of her campaign. So if you would like to meet Wendy, see her perform or get her help with your fundraising event get in touch at Wendy Ivers's website with your request and she'll see what we can do to help out. See about Wendy on www.wendyivers.co.uk for an incline of the talent and versatility of Wendy who believe it or not is perfectly able to adapt her mad comedy persona to suit radio, TV, community events, public speaking & kids entertainment so get in touch if you would like her to put in an appearance.
Friday 12th May 2pm - Visit www.wendyivers.co.uk for preview clips and trailers from the Torcher Parade.
Saturday May 13th - Wendy Ivers and her entourage are hoping to be in Dundee for Radio 1's One Big Weekend However she never got round to registering for tickets so if you know anyone at Radio one or on the security at the event let us know and Wendy will do her ridiculous break dancing live on stage (if she's allowed). Videos of Wendy's breakdancing and other show clips will be available on www.wendyivers.co.uk soon but in the meantime go to MySpace and search for Wendy Ivers comedy and you should find some.
Sunday May 14th Morning - Wendy is hoping to attend events at Aberdeen University's Word Festival
At 2pm - Wendy Ivers will be in her flat. She will be frantically trying to write three poems especially for the performance poetry event and will be in a massive panic as she can't decide which topic to write about! She'll get them finished at the last minute and turn up to the gig late before realising she's left her recent scribes at home and she'll have to blag it again!
At 8.30pm - Wendy will be performing at the poetry slam in Cafe Drummonds Come and witness Wendy battle it out with other performance poets in this Spirit of the Moment event. Visit Aberdeen Uni's Word Festival pages for more!
Monday 15th to 19th May - Where's Wendy This Time? She's applied to take part in this year's Funny Woman Competition and hopes and prays that they'll select her for a heat but other than that Wendy is available for interviews and public appearances etc on or around the 15th to 19th of May.
Monday 15th May - If Wendy Ivers is clearly second place or better by 5pm of Wednesday 10th May we will try to get the feature length show The Laughter Factor online as a download free to voters by Monday the 15th.
Throughout the Course of the Campaign There will be heaps of other things going on throughout the course of Wendy's campaign so keep visiting Wendy's gallery pages via www.wepaypopularitystakes.co.uk for video announcements, ticket giveaways & news of download releases (remember to keep pressing the refresh button). If you can't get to a PC keep your eye out in The Evening Express, maybe The Press & Journal, Daily Record , Northsound 1(96.9fm), Northsound 2(1035mw) for news stories and details of shows etc and keep texting WENDY to 63000 if you feel she deserves to be crowned Britain's Most Popular Person
Friday May 19th - Popularity contest ends.
Summary of Downloads Available Free from WendyTV by texting Wendy to 63000
Saturday 6th May Sometime - Five Fantastic Clips from The Laughter Factor Should Be Available Free to Download and Forward to Your Friends, Family & Colleagues from www.wendyivers.co.uk at least two are family friendly
Wednesday 10th of May - 'No Laughing Matter' a comedy focussed documentary will be released Free to voters as a download on www.wendyivers.co.uk as Wendy fully expects to still be in third place or better by this date.
Friday 12th May 2pm - Visit www.wendyivers.co.uk for preview clips and brief trailers from the Torcher Parade.
Monday 15th May - If Wendy Comes in Second in the Popularity Stakes the first ever feature length Laughter Factor featuring Wendy and eight other local acts will be released as a free download to all voters at the end of the competition. However if Wendy reaches second place by 5pm of Wednesday 10th May we will try to get this online for free downloading by the evening of Monday the 15th May
Saturday 20th May - If you get behind Wendy and she comes in first in the Popularity Stakes we will release Torcher Parade Footage and the Spoof News Report as a free download for voters when the competition is complete and if Wendy is announced the winner!
So get texting Wendy to 63000 now and get your friends, colleagues and family to do the same and don't stop texting until the 19th of May and you could all get the fantastic documentary No Laughing Matter, a feature length download of The Laughter Factor and fantastically funny footage from the Torcher parade and a Torcher Parade Spoof News Report for free!
Please be aware that the dates of releases are estimates and will depend on the workload of Wendy's campaign team who all work full time for other people and are skiving loads in order to meet her Diva-like demands. So to prevent you all panicking and rushing to download the freebies at once, in which case you'll probably crash the websites and mess it up for everyone, the downloads will be available free to voters until the 31st June 2006.
Can Aberdonian Comedian Wendy Ivers become Britain's Most Popular Person with Only Three Days Left in the Competition?
Check out the video clip Is Wendy Mental at www.wendyivers.co.uk sometime this century for more ace clips you are free to use and forward.
Legendary Aberdeen comedian & promoter Wendy Ivers - www.wendyivers.co.uk is in a competition sponsored by Mobile Phone Company Three to become Britain's Most Popular Person - www.wepaypopularitystakes.co.uk. Britain's Most Popular Person is a title she would like to take home to the City she works hard for, 'This is a great opportunity for me to showcase my work and the work of the acts I represent, a win would be a boost for my comedy career, would help my fledgling company Comedy Capers - www.comedy-capers.co.uk and could do wonders for Aberdeen's reputation as a dour humourless City.'
But what will you get out of voting by texting Wendy to 63000? I believe that ye da get nihin for nihin in this life,' says Wendy so she has come up with some great comedy giveaways designed to encourage people to vote for her. But with only three days left and her sitting in fourth place she's going to need your help to rally the thousands of texts she needs to win her the competition.
So text WENDY to 63000 now and until 19th of May and get your friends, family, colleagues & customers to do the same and you can win one of three fantastic comedy shows for between 75 & 150 of you. You can also win a performance by Wendy at your event, party of function, one of 30 pairs of tickets to a night of Live Stand Up Comedy & a signed copy of, 'The Wendy Ivers WePay Collection,' a limited edition triple feature DVD (see below) made possible as a result of Wendy's involvement in Three's WePay Popularity Stakes and extensive sponsorship by local production company Pigeon Media Solutions.
The Wendy Ivers WePay Collection - Limited Edition Triple Feature DVD
Torcher Parade Parody - April 2006
Wendy reveals her eccentricity to the world wearing the worst outfit imaginable and she and her hard working e ntourage join The Aberdeen Student Charities Campaign during their annual Torcher Parade. But she is part of a Competition to Become Britain's Most Popular Person and thinks the entire Parade is in her honour! So follow her into her deluded mind and laugh your head off as she bounds through the streets collecting coins, entertaining people, thanking them for coming to see her & repeatedly asking the question, 'Div ye like my punts?' whilst referring to the ones on her head. Whether you were there or not this is worth watching if only to assess Wendy's sanity and the crazy contribution she continually makes to the world we all inhabit.
The Torcher Parade Parody will be downloadable free if Wendy comes in first in the Popularity Stakes
The Laughter Factor - 5th April 2006
Witness the first ever Laughter Factor at Snafu. The cinema length feature contains laugh out loud comedy performances by heaps of North East humour merchants in a show judged by some crazy bespectacled Aberdonian's and effortlessly weaved together by the energy and effervescence of mad cap compere Wendy Ivers. In the role of MC Wendy's purely improvised performance demonstrates only a smidgen of her raw comedy talent yet it will be hard for viewers to accept that this is only around Wendy's 50th ever live comedy appearance.
The Laughter Factor will be downloadable free if Wendy comes in Second in the Popularity Stakes with clips already on www.myspace.com (search for Wendy Ivers comedy) and soon available on www.wendyivers.co.uk
No Laughing Matter - July 2004 to July 2005
Nominated for an award within a week of the final cut it's a witty, insightful & delightful documentary raising awareness of the trials and tribulations of some of Aberdeen's comedians. With performances & interviews with John McRuvie, Paddy Burns, Wendy Ivers, Tony Littler & Austin Low as well as clips from performances by Scott Forbes & an interview with Café Drummonds owner Eric McMillan. Updated for Wendy's Popularity Campaign this edition contains some new performance clips & the choice of English and Doric subtitles designed to aid understanding of Wendy's Doric whilst she's out flyering on Belmont Street.
'No Laughing Matter' will be free to voters to view online or to download on www.wendyivers.co.uk by Wednesday the 16th of May (assuming there are no technical difficulties) as Wendy fully expects to be in third place or better by this date.
So text WENDY to 63000 and tell everyone you know to do the same and you and everyone you know can download heaps of ace comedy footage for free as well as the chance to win one of over sixty comedy prizes and show tickets. See below for more details of the prizes.
1st Prize to 3rd Prizes
A night of Live Stand Up Comedy featuring at least four quality comedy acts and two hours of entertainment for between 75 & up to 150 of your friends, colleagues & family or for supporters of your nominated charity. Wendy will work with you to choose acts suitable for your audience and will provide the acts and the venue. You will be encouraged to use the event as a fundraiser for your nominated charity and you must hold the event within the next 12 months.
4th & 5th Prizes
A performance or commissioned speech by Wendy plus one of her promising local acts
Plus One of
25 Signed Copies of Wendy's Quest for Popularity Triple Feature Limited Edition DVD (see below)
10 pairs of tickets to a night of Live Stand Up Comedy at Café Drummonds on 4th June
10 pairs of Tickets to a Night of Live Stand Up Comedy at Café Drummonds on 2nd July
10 Pairs of Tickets to Wendy's Debut Edinburgh Fringe Show, 'Wendy Ivers Presents the Laughter Factor,' 6th to 26th August
And whether you fancy your chances of winning a fantastic prize get texting and you'll be able to access to heaps of free downloads from Wendy TV - www.wendyivers.co.uk with the better that Wendy does in the competition the more ace downloads everyone gets for free so tell all your mates about this and the chances are you or one of your mates could win something fantastic.
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