Is there any kind of performance art more terrifying than comedy? In poetry, no matter how dreadful you are, people will clap; in music, hecklers can be drowned out with volume; even forgetful actors have the audience willing them to remember their lines, but fail to make people laugh as a comedian and the silence seems akin to damnation from the almighty.
Oxford Arts Group makes a rare foray into this world of fear and trembling on Tuesday evening with the final event of Audreys, Oxford University's comedy revue.
£2 offers you "...Laughter, sweat, tears.......an emotional and sticky night....an hour-ish of the best sketch & stand-up comedy in Oxford, plus the chance to win a pint!"
They try to make it all seem light-hearted, but in the words of Bob Monkhouse:
'When I said I wanted to be a comedian, everybody laughed.................they're not laughing now".
Meet upstairs at The Wheatsheaf from 8pm - look for the arts group signs, and wear a happy face, for the sake of humanity, if not yourself.