We’re massive champions of the Big Comedy Gala in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, not just because it was founded by Barry, but also because it always features a top notch line-up of comics from every aspect of life.
Today, The Boy with Tape on his Face is announced as host and it’s probably the first time that a large-scale charity gala has been hosted by a silent comedian so it could be pretty interesting. The two-hour Edinburgh Festival Fringe event will be staged at Venue150@EICC on Monday 12 August and promises a top-flight line up of Fringe acts.
The 2011 and 2012 sell out shows, which raised a total of over £36,000 for Macmillan, were hosted by Ed Byrne and Roy Walker respectively. The Boy appeared on both bills alongside Frisky and Mannish, Josie Long, Hal Sparks (Queer as Folk), Susan Calman, Joe Lycett, Tom Allen and Sarah Millican, amongst others.
The event producer said: “We’ve been delighted by the response to this event over the past two years and have thoroughly enjoyed working with The Boy with Tape on his Face. Having a silent comedian hosting such a large scale gig presents a lot of less than conventional, yet exciting challenges – it’s sure to make for a unique and memorable night. The gala also represents great value for money, as audience members get two hours of entertainment from top comedians and artists for only £20 per a ticket – and of course, this money goes straight to a wonderful charity, adding to the feel-good factor”.
The Big Comedy Gala in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is run entirely by volunteers with acts donating their time for free to raise funds for the charity. This would not be possible without the generous support of Suisse Design & Art Direction and Dupliquick. Tickets are on sale from 9th May on http://www.edfringe.com
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