A new monthly comedy night launches in Falmouth this week, aiming to bring together the support of creative enterprises The Falmouth Comedy Floor at the Watersports Club starts tonight (May 15) and continues on the third Wednesday of each month.

It is twinned with the Freedom Fridge, which has run in North London since 2009 when it was founded by Sophie Sweatman, who now lives in Falmouth.

“I'm really chuffed at how Falmouth is welcoming even more comedy although some great nights are already happening,” Sophie said.

“I am enjoying doing comedy in Cornwall much more than I did in London, thanks to the reception Falmouth gives new and sometimes nervous comedians.

“Crasken Farm in Helston hosted some stand-up on their Easter weekender and more people in the area are taking up stand-up comedy, which is brilliant.”

Acts from around the UK are offering to perform at the Falmouth Comedy Floor.

Tonight Steven J Little from Norfolk and Adrian Knight from Berkshire are coming down to perform alongside home grown talent Tom Vinall and Sam James.

Rick Wood will also be trying out up to 20 minutes of material for his show at this year's Edinburgh Festival.

For future events, Sandi Smith, who took audiences by storm at the Comic Relief event at the Office in Truro, will appear on June 19 and Glen Maney, writer and star of his own low-budget comedy film The Limelight will be appearing on July 17.

Audiences are asked for £3 entry fee to be invested into promoting and encouraging new and emerging comedy to perform in Falmouth.

Sophie will compere the first event and then invite different acts to be MC on future nights.