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Heckle (2013)

| Comedy, Drama | 2013 (UK)
Fledgling female stand up learns how not to die on stage.


Robbie Moffat


Mark A.C. Brown


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanne Kendall ... Stacy Mitchell
David Whitney ... Wilton Johnston
Emmy Sainsbury Emmy Sainsbury ... Lizzie
Fiz Marcus Fiz Marcus ... Maggie
Steve Hay ... Terry
Dave Florez ... Adam Thurrock
Matt Prendergast ... Ben Barington
Dee Quemby ... Sandra
Howard Corlett ... Compere Pete
Mike Shephard Mike Shephard ... Dave Donnelly (as Michael Shephard)
Chris Bearne ... Arthur Douglas
Francesca De Luca ... Sonja
Victoria Johnston Victoria Johnston ... Comedy Fan
Peter Quayle Peter Quayle ... Alex Houston
Richard Monist Richard Monist ... Tommy Wheels


Stacy Mitchell, a supermarket cashier living in Selby, hides her misery and upset with a happy persona. To the outsider her life is carefree, but her husband has left her. She wrestles with the pain by joking about it. Out for a works drinks night in a local pub, the pub comic Wilton Johnston heckled by her, invites her up to try it for herself. To the comic's amazement, she gets more laughs than him. Afterwards Wilton asks Stacy for a date but she turns him down. A few days later Wilton shows up at the supermarket and gets Stacy to agree to go with him to an open-mike club. She insists its not a date, she just wants to see if he uses the same material twice. At the club, Wilton gets Stacy to take the mike. This time its not so easy to get the audience to laugh. Afterwards she realises that there is more to being a stand-up than just getting up. Stacy starts to sketch out a stand-up routine that allows her to explore what she wants from life. By trial and error as a stand-up, the ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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19 May 2019 | by Phil_ChesterSee all my reviews

Ironically, the main actor is an excellent stand-up and I have seen him on the circuit in London, but here he has terrible material to work with. The script has some potential to work as a sort of Cinderella love story, but it fails miserably. The film therefore simply becomes a mildly interesting ethnographic study of life in a frozen Northern small town. Probably not worth your time.

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