With Humour Tumour organiser and comedian Andy Evans

Statistically for a lot of people Sunday night is the least happy time of the week. We’re talking about a real condition which has even got an evocative name, the “Sunday night blues”. Many of us suffer from it – after all, who wants to go back to work after a great weekend of fun and relaxation?

So, unless your job consists of sitting on a sunny beach all day and drinking mojitos, everyone is likely to have experienced the famous Sunday night blues first hand at least once. Without suggesting any drastic or life-changing decisions, I’ve always thought that the best solutions are often the simplest: in this case, making Sunday nights more exciting.

I started Humour Tumour in July and it’s definitely what’s needed at the end of the ever-so-short weekend. It’s a new, exhilarating comedy night that takes place once a month in Oxford. I love stand-up comedy and started performing in my spare time, but I quickly realized that there wasn’t an established independent comedy night in Oxford, where local comedians and out-of-town acts alike could perform in front of a warm and friendly crowd.

So I decided to set up my own night and focus on finding stand-up comedy acts from across the country that Oxford wouldn’t normally get to see as well as the best homegrown talent. I wanted to create a show that’s hosted and run by fellow comedians because we know what’s going to make a good night.

Now we are three months in, we’ve hosted some great acts and offered a mix of artists to suit everyone’s tastes, from evergreens like observational comedy and musical stand-up, to controversial political satire and local acts who treat Oxford with a degree (no pun intended) of irreverence it might not be used to.

This Sunday’s line-up is particularly diverse, ranging from up-and-coming Dutch comedian Wouter Meijs to Welsh-Egyptian Omar Hamdi who’s performed at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. There’s also self-defined nerd James Ross, ‘Funny Women Award 2013’ finalist Bisha K Ali, and James Shakeshaft who’s been part of Channel 4’s Comedy Lab.

I’ll be performing as usual too to represent local Oxford talent.

Come and have a laugh with us the last Sunday of each month – it’s the perfect antidote to Sunday night blues!

Humour Tumour runs from 8pm on Sunday (and every last Sunday of the month), at The Bullingdon Backroom (Art Bar), Cowley Road. Entry is £5 Like Humour Tumour on Facebook.