Matthew Quinn, an ambassador of the JTYAF and his friend Neil Sutherland organised a Black Tie Charity Dinner in September 2013 and raised over £10,000 for the JTYAF and Maggie's Cancer Centres.
The event was called ‘Comeuppance’ because that was what the guys thought it would be – their Comeuppance. Matthew and Neil provided the entertainment for the evening, thirty minutes of stand up comedy, which they each prepared and delivered to 200 diners. A terrifying challenge but they pulled it off in style.
A few weeks ago Matthew and Neil were enjoying a drink in the Wally Dug pub in Edinburgh, when some of their friends were chatting about the Comeuppance event and giving a little “feedback” as to “how they would have done it”. Matthew and Neil suggested that they “Prove It” and asked Jamie the landlord of the Wally Dug if he would hold a comedy night so that they could do just that. Prove it!
Matthew asked for volunteers and MC’d. The volunteers that did “Prove it” were Neil, Harry Crombie of Crombie Lettings Edinburgh a great supporter of Matthew's events and the JTYAF, Greg Summers and Derek Johnson the only 'proper' comedian among them.
The Wally Dug was packed. Jamie sold loads of beer and the guys did some joke telling. Everyone had a laugh and when Dave Brewin passed the hat around the result was a fantastic £250 raised for two great causes, the JTYAF and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
We would like to thank the audience for their generosity, Jamie Stewart the landlord of The Wally Dug and Matthew, Neil, Harry, Greg and Derek for putting together this great return event. 'Night at the Wally Dug' was obviously a worthy rival to 'Night at the Apollo.'