Eight brave business bosses swapped meetings for mirth and merriment and HR for humour as they stepped into the limelight for one night only as stand-up comedians.
Doncaster Racecourse was the venue for the night of laughs which saw a string of fledgling comics take to the sateg for Funny Business Doncaster, a night aimed at raising money for the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
Colin Gaffney, Arnie Shelley, Gary Thickett, Mark Appleyard, Mark Beresford, Jonny Bucknall, Richard Walsh and Paul Fearn all bravely faced a 200-strong audience after a five week coaching course with professional stand-up Alfie Moore.
And Richard Walsh, 55, of Armthorpe and managing director of Pennine Stone, eventually emerged triumphant after impressing the judging panel with a string of witty one liners.
He said: “It was absolutely terrifying. I’m used to speaking in public but I’ve never done anything like this before.
“I didn’t think I would win so I am really pleased and glad that people seemed to like my material.”