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A Night of Comedy in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

16th Apr 2017

Main House - Pleasance London

7:30pm

Overview

Early booking advised as a top notch bill of award-winning, critically acclaimed comedy heroes assembles for an epic night of laughter in aid of a brilliant cause.

Featuring

ED GAMBLE (MC)
As seen on Mock the Week (BBC2), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Dave’s One Night Stand (UKTV) and Conan (TBS).
★★★★ The List
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ The Scotsman

NICK HELM
Star of Uncle (BBC) and Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment (BBC) As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Electric and more.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee 2011 and 2013
BAFTA nominated, winner of the Breakthrough Award at the British Comedy Awards, Winner of The Times Breakthrough Award
“There is no comic quite like Nick Helm” - ★★★★ Chortle
“One of the funniest sets you’ll see all year, anywhere” - ***** Telegraph
“Thrillingly unpredictable… Utterly exhilarating” - ★★★★Time Out
"Original and beguiling" - The Sunday Times

NISH KUMAR
As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC), Have I Got News For You (BBC), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4) and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled (Dave).
Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2016
"A no-frills stand-up at the height of his powers" - The Guardian
“Massively charming and very witty… a delightful talent” – Time Out ★★★★★
"Weighty subjects, quality delivery." ★★★★ The List

RACHEL PARRIS
As heard on The Now Show (BBC Radio 4). As seen on Thronecast (Sky Atlantic) and Murder in Successville (BBC3). As seen in comedy-improv behemoth Austentatious.
★★★★ "Beautifully crafted and performed...endearingly frank and funny...tears of laughter" - Guardian
★★★★ "Brutally funny" - Skinny
★★★★ "Hilarious...brings to mind the late Victoria Wood" - Whats On London

JOHN KEARNS
Edinburgh Comedy Award winner (Best Newcomer 2013 & Best Show 2014)
Melbourne Comedy Barry Award nominee
"A true comedy original." - ★★★★ Time Out
"Sidesplittingly funny." - ★★★★ Chortle
"Kearns could be your new king of comedy." ★★★★ Evening Standard

GARRETT MILLERICK
"Wants to entertain you & does it superbly" ★★★★ Mirror
"Fantastic" ★★★★★ Three Weeks

and more TBA

This event is being organised by Alex Hall, who is running the London Marathon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Before you think "Ooooh, how impressive" she'd like to make it abundantly clear that she's very much a tortoise as opposed to a hare. But it's the thought that counts, right?

Macmillan Cancer Support improve the lives of people affected by cancer. They are a source of support, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. They are also a force for change, listening to people affected by cancer and working together for better cancer care.

One in three of us will get cancer. 2.5 million of us are living with it. We are all affected by it. We can all help.

Macmillan wants everyone with cancer to receive the right treatment and support regardless of who they are and where they live. They work to raise awareness of cancer issues and campaign to bring about changes in opinion, policy and practice at both a local and national level. All their campaigns have one common goal – to make a positive and permanent change to the lives of people affected by cancer.

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