Some of the country’s top comedians are to Stand Up 4 Refugees during an exclusive series of gigs. Comedy shows in Salford, Birmingham, Bristol, Hertford and Brighton have been organised by Tiernan Douieb and Jen Brister to raise funds for Help Refugees.
They previously held a sell out show at London’s Conway Hall which featured the likes of Frankie Boyle, Sara Pascoe and Doc Brown. Following this success, the comedians have decided to take the show on the road with five gigs in five UK cities.
Some of the top names in comedy are joining forces to put on the special one off gigs. These include Sarah Millican, Jason Manford, Joe Lycett, Nish Kumar, Ed Byrne, Shappi Khorsandi and Mark Steel.
Brighton Dome will be the final show of the run on 21st June, with headliners Shappi Khorsandi and Mark Steel leading the performance and Jen Brister taking up the MC’s mic. Also taking to the stage will be Francesca Martinez, Bec Hill, Zoe Lyons, Kerry Godliman and Tom Allen.
Steel is a heavyweight political comedian and has been performing on the comedy circuit since the 80’s. He has hosted radio shows and produced best selling book Reasons To Be Cheerful. Khorsandi has been on the circuit since the early 2000’s with her feisty, effortlessly funny, razor sharp wit. She has featured on shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You and Live At The Apollo.
Shows will run from 24th March until 21st June, with all money from ticket sales going to Help Refugees. The charity are the biggest grassroots distributor of aid to those in Europe and the Middle east currently affected by the global migrant crisis. They provide an important voice in the call for fair treatment towards refuges and asylum seekers in the UK and abroad. They currently operate in over twenty camps and their winter fundraising appeal raised nearly £1 million, with all proceeds going directly to the front lines of the crisis.
Tickets are available online for £20 from the Brighton Dome website.