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It is Thursday night deep in Edinburgh’s Old Town, and away from the throngs of student revellers a clutch of would-be comics are taking some of their first tentative steps into the live arena.
As if that is not nerve-wracking enough for the dozen or so performers, the theme of the Monkey Barrel Comedy Club is “poetry, stories and diary entries of people brave enough to bare the souls of their younger selves”.
One of the first up on stage was an old university friend and former journalism colleague, Alan Muir, who less than six months ago decided to try his hand at stand-up comedy.
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