Mark Cooper-Jones aims for spot at comedy awards

Stand up comedian Mark Cooper-Jones, of Stamford, is through to the finals of the 'loaded LAFTAS with YAZOO Search for a Star' 2011 competition

Stand up comedian Mark Cooper-Jones, of Stamford, is through to the finals of the 'loaded LAFTAS with YAZOO Search for a Star' 2011 competition

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A COMEDIAN has made it through to the final of a national competition.

Mark Cooper-Jones, left, will compete in the Loaded Laftas contest on December 6 in a bid to win a spot at the magazine’s comedy awards night next year.

The 25-year-old has beaten off strong competition in the first two rounds and hopes to win the £1,000 prize and the chance to perform alongside Jimmy Carr, Vic Reeves and Leigh Francis at the comedy awards night in February.

Mark, who parents Sarah and Tim live in Careby, uses his experiences as a part time teacher in London for the basis of his stand-up routine.

He said: “It would be great to win the £1,000 prize and more importantly to get recognition from some top people in the industry.”

The final takes place in London on December 6 with the Loaded comedy awards on February 8.