Funny Business brings the house down

Funny Business funny people, from left: Jaqui Copley, Chf Supt Rachel Barber, David Grey MBE, and Chf Insp Caroline Rollitt.

Funny Business funny people, from left: Jaqui Copley, Chf Supt Rachel Barber, David Grey MBE, and Chf Insp Caroline Rollitt.

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Gloriously, uproariously, shockingly hilarious, the Funny Business comedians brought the house down at the City Hall in Sheffield last night.

But only one stripped to a leopard print leotard and sang an absolutely fabulous celebration of being 50 - Edina Monsoon eat your heart out.

Jaqui Copley, managing director of Elite Swimwear, played a defiant and slightly deranged wannabe cougar in a 10-minute skit which climaxed in her hi-jacking a Miley Cirus anthem and turning it into a post-menopausal protest song.

That - and a little twerking - were enough to clinch her victory among seven highly professional competitors in a charity stand-up show at the Memorial Hall at Sheffield City Hall.

Arif Munir, Jill White, David Grey MBE, Prof Graham Honeyman, Steve Coulson and Chf Supt Rachel Barber and Chf Insp Caroline Rollitt were all impressively funny - there was no charity in the mirth they generated.

Especially since they were all rookies 10 weeks ago who turned themselves into near expert comedians with the help of professional funny man Alfie Moore. On top of that they all got themselves sponsored for well over £1,000 each.

With tickets on top, Tina Harrison from the charity announced the night was well on target to raise £30,000.

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