Rom-Com! – Nik Coppin

Rom? ROM!!!! Yes, Rom wins heat 4 of Battle of the Superheroes! Marvel’s biggest star Spider-Man and DC’s most famous female Wonder Woman were put to the sword by ROM, THE SPACEKNIGHT!

What an absolute travesty of justice! Matthew Giffen gave a great, if more straight-faced and pleading case for the wall-crawler and Cerys Nelmes sexed it up in full Wonder Woman costume, but Andrew Roper won by a landslide in what was the biggest victory thus far in the competition. Spidey and Wonders barely raised a clap, but the SpaceKnight received a rapturous round of applause from the 40-strong crowd.

Virtually showing her lady bits to the young Scottish lads in the front and flailing all over them as her set came to an end, and compere Nik Coppin (that’s me) donning a Spider-Man hooded onesie and carrying a cuddley big head Spidey for the show couldn’t not help get these two powerhouses even close to the line.

Roper had been previously blown out of the water by The Hulk in heat 3 representing Iron Man, but was ‘roper-ed’ in again after Eleanor Conway’s Iceman froze herself out. He chose a massive unknown character and his argument was both funny and informative as he made a superb case for a character that nobody in the audience knew at the start of the show.

So, it seems that the underdogs are taking the competition by storm thus far. Ben Clover and Hulk being the only proper combination of superhero and comedian to advance. Danny who took the Green Lantern through was not a comedian, R.S. Freshpea took through a beat copper with anger management issues and now Andrew Roper wins with A TOY!

Just what is happening in world of superheroes? Whatever it is, don’t ask DC Comics.


Battle of the Superheroes is at the Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Espionage 5pm 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and 25th Aug. FREE.

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