Comic Relief: Graham Mack's stand up challenge

Can you imagine anything more terrifying than standing on stage trying to make people laugh?

Well that's the challenge our fearless presenter Graham Mack took on.

For this year's Comic Relief he raised money and laughs by doing Stand Up.

He had just one month to write and practise a routine before performing it at a Comedy Night Comic Relief Special at The Victoria, Old Town, Swindon.

Comedian Mark Watson was on hand to mentor Graham ahead of his stand up debut on Monday, 7 March.

The Swindon breakfast show presenter also signed up for a Comic Relief 'boot camp' in London where he had to perform one minute of his routine in front of more than 40 other local radio presenters and a panel of Britain's top comedians.

The panel included Emma Freud who said: "It was the best opening we've had: no hello; no apology; no isn't this all scary; just straight into your first bit of material."

And Jon Culshaw who was "fascinated" by Graham's appearance describing him as looking like a "scientist working on the Hadron Collider".

Whilst Jo Brand told Graham that she thought his gags were good and that "it was an entertaining minute."

Fresh from the Comic Relief 'boot camp' Graham took to the stage of The Victoria in Swindon on Monday, 7 March to perform his five minutes of live stand-up comedy in front of a crowd and on the night raised £140.

But you can still support Graham.

Supporting Graham

To show your support for Graham Mack on BBC Wiltshire, text "WILTS" to 70011.

Texts cost £1 plus your standard network message charge.

£1 per text goes to Comic Relief.

You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payers permission.

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Take part

To find out how you can raise money and take part in Comic Relief, visit the Red Nose Day 2011 website.

If you are hosting a local fundraising event and would like to tell us about it then let us know by emailing: wiltshire@bbc.co.uk

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