BBC staff Comic Relief Stand up

Last year Comic Relief raised more than £82m for good causes in the UK and across the world.

To raise money, two very brave men from BBC Radio Cornwall have been doing "something funny for money".

Michael Taylor and Matt Pengelly donated themselves to the world of stand up entertainment.

They have attended a boot camp with comedians offering advice about their acts.

During the master class at the BBC's Broadcasting House in London, their 60-second performances were scrutinised by professional comedians, including John Culshaw, Jo Brand and Hugh Dennis.

Matt Pengelly said: "Our celebrity panel were so down to earth and helpful - and genuinely funny as well.

Michael Taylor said: "To perform at the Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House was the most nerve-wracking and special moment in our stand-up comedy careers so far."

In no time at all they were ready to be "stand up comics".

Matt and Michael, along with David Fitzgerald from BBC Radio Devon performed live at a real comedy club.

The evenings entertainment took place at the B-Bar in Plymouth.

Michael Taylor concentrated on tales of domestic bliss from his marriage to Doris.

Matt Pengelly's comedy routine, saw him dressed in his brown pinstripe suit, doing his David Tennant impression.

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To show your support for Michael and Matt and turn funny into money, simply text "Cornwall" to 70011.

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