Ignacio Lopez voted off Show Me The Funny
Spanish barman Ignacio Lopez became the first comedian to be voted off 'Show Me The Funny' last night (18.07.11) after failing to amuse audiences with his self-styled lothario act
Ignacio Lopez became the first comedian to be voted off 'Show Me The Funny' last night (18.07.11).
The Spanish barman failed to amuse audiences with his self-styled lothario act and after his gags were met with awkward silences, judges Alan Davies, Kate Copstick and guest panellist Jimmy Tarbuck decided to send him home.
However, the 24-year-old funnyman thinks it's a shame he was the first casualty of the ITV1 show - hosted by Jason Manford - because it was it was one of the few bad comedic gigs he's ever done.
He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Watching myself on TV was hard. It's one thing actually having a bad gig and dying on stage but then watching yourself dying on stage was much worse.
"It's a shame because one of the few bad gigs I've had is being broadcast on national television. We'll have to see how it effects my career afterwards."
Despite being the first act to be booted off the show, Ignacio - who landed in the bottom two alongside Prince Abdi - believes his failure to succeed on 'Show Me The Funny' could actually help his career.
He added: "Who knows? People now might buy tickets to come and watch a car crash on stage, so I might appeal to people for that reason.
"If people think I'm a pretty good comedian, which I believe I am, it could work even better for me."