Devon

BBC staff stand up for Comic Relief

Image caption The trio, including David FitzGerald, performed at the B-Bar in Plymouth

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

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

David FitzGerald, Michael Taylor and Matt Pengelly donated themselves to the world of stand-up entertainment.

They 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.

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

Michael Taylor, also from Radio Cornwall, 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, Michael and Radio Devon's David also performed live at a real comedy club.

The evening's entertainment took place at the B-Bar in Plymouth.

David waxed lyrical about the highs and lows of his career in radio.

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

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

Make a donation

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

Texts cost £1, plus standard network message charges. Of that, £1 per text goes to Comic Relief.

You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payer's permission.

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