A TV hit on both sides of the Atlantic, the lip-sync showdown is coming to York.
Stein Bier Keller, Fibbers, Toft Green, York
Tues Apr 19 @ 10pm (doors open 9.15pm)
Lip-Sync Lollapalooza, already a smash on the York University campus, makes its city centre debut next week, and anyone can be a part of the live mayhem.
The stage: the Stein Bier Keller on Toft Green.
The line-up: comedians versus drag queens versus… you!
Lip-Sync Lollapalooza is the brainchild of Matthew ‘Stalls’ Stallworthy. A Royal Television Society award-nominated graduate from the University of York, Matthew is an up and coming sketch comedian and lip-sync fanatic.
He was inspired by shows like Lip Sync Battle and RuPaul’s Drag Race “to create a club night which provides the opportunity for those who can’t sing to become superstars for the evening”.
The first event was during the university Comedy Society’s 24-hour comedy marathon. “It was performed at 3am and a mixture of mad energy, alcohol and dazzling performances made the show a strange success!” Matthew told us.
So what’s he got in store for the first trip into the city?
Prepare for amazing costumes, ridiculous props, fantastic dance routines and a whole load more surprises that will be in store! After the show, there will be the best and cheesiest music around playing till late.
It’s pretty much the maddest party night York will have ever seen…
Props, practice and attitude
How to prepare for battle and who will you be up against? We asked Matthew for the lip-sync lowdown…
Should you prepare by practising your lip-syncing at home?
Who are the comedians and drag queens taking part?
What makes a great lip-sync performance?
How is a winner chosen, and are there prizes?
What sort of response have you had at previous shows?