Last night I was at the Local Government Chronical Awards dinner. The LDA was short listed for an award for our Compete For website. Dara O'Brian was the compare.
I've been to plenty of such dinners and the compare makes or breaks the evening. Dara was fantastic. Many comedians do five minutes of their standard set and then just read out the awards. Dara opened the event with a very funny bespoke set about bin collection, working in thankless public sector jobs and withholding his council tax unless his local authority won an award.
The humour continued through the presentation of the awards themselves.
I'd like to congratulate Bexley council who were short listed for two awards but like us didn't get a cigar.
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