Comic Relief presents new British comedy talent at Cardiff’s Glee

Elis James

Comic Relief Live – new and exclusive gigs across the UK.
Venues include Cardiff’s The Glee Club.
Original sketches to form new online comedy series.

Comic Relief today announces an exciting line up of fresh British talent lending their comedy repertoire to support this year’s Red Nose Day fundraising campaign.

Comic Relief Live, a series of unique comedy gigs hosted by familiar Comic Relief faces, will visit four UK cities for Red Nose Day 2017, starting on Thursday 9 February. All ticket and venue information can be found at rednoseday.com/comedy.

Comic Relief Live in Cardiff will see Elis James host a wonderful night of fresh and raw talent at The Glee Club that will profile and highlight the comedy stars of the future, including: Dane Baptiste, Ivo Graham, Lou Sanders, Mike Bubbins, Matt Rees and Sarah Callaghan.

Elis James, hosting Comic Relief Live in Cardiff, said: “It will be an honour to host Comic Relief Live in Cardiff. I can’t wait to share the stage with the best up and coming comedians on the circuit at the moment.

“Comic Relief Live offers a great opportunity for the audience here in Cardiff to not only witness fresh comedy talent, it will also allow everyone involved the chance to say they’ve supported this year’s Red Nose Day by helping to raise money and make a difference to people living tough lives here in the UK and across Africa.”

Alongside Comic Relief Live, this Red Nose Day will also see the launch of a new online comedy series, exclusive to the Comic Relief YouTube channel that will feature original sketches from some of the UK’s most exciting comic writers and performers.

Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis said: “Red Nose Day has always benefited from the support of incredible British comic talent, so it seems right that this year we’re handing the mic over to some of the most exciting new names on the circuit, from writers to stand ups and actors. These special gigs and the new YouTube series are a chance to see the comedy stars of tomorrow in action.”

Comic Relief Live will see John Bishop, Lenny Henry, Jo Brand, and Elis James introduce audiences to some of the most exciting up and comers on the British comedy circuit. These exclusive gigs visit Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester between 9thFebruary and 1st March.

John Bishop, hosting Comic Relief Live in Manchester, said: “I can’t wait to share the stage and introduce these exciting, talented and hilarious comedians to the Comic Relief Live audience in Manchester. In fact I can’t wait to see all these new faces perform right across the UK.

“Red Nose Day has always been about making you laugh for a good cause and Comic Relief Live will be no different. You will be introduced to the freshest comedy talent there is and be in for a real treat!”

The exciting new YouTube series which will launch next month will see the likes of Jamie Demetriou, Nick Mohammed, London Hughes and many more names, soon to be announced, write and star in a serious of hilarious online sketches in the run up to Red Nose Day on Friday 24th March.

Subscribe to the Comic Relief YouTube channel at YouTube.com/ComicRelief to see the new comedy series as the sketches are released, along with some of the most iconic Comic Relief sketches from recent years.

Tickets will cost £15 / £13.50 concession and 100% of the show price will go to Comic Relief. Tickets can be bought viaglee.co.uk and further information can be found on rednoseday.com/comedy

Further information about Comic Relief Live can be found on rednoseday.com/comedy

LISTINGS:

Thursday 9th February
Comic Relief Live in Cardiff
Host:     Elis James
Acts:      Dane Baptiste, Ivo Graham, Lou Sanders, Mike Bubbins, Matt Rees and Sarah Callaghan
The Glee Club, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ
Tickets:                 £15 / £13.50 concession
Doors:   6.45pm / Last entry: 7.30pm
Tel:         0871 472 0400
www.glee.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS:

About Red Nose Day 2017

Red Nose Day is back on Friday 24th March 2017 and it’s all about your power to make the world a better place, simply by having a great time.

By raising (or donating) cash this Red Nose Day, you’re helping to change lives. That’s because Comic Relief spends the money raised to help the people who really need it most, both here in the UK and across Africa.

From workplace bake sales and fancy-dress fundraising in schools, to danceathons, quizzes and surreal sponsored challenges, put on a Red Nose and make your laugh matter by doing whatever you enjoy to raise life-changing cash.

It all culminates in a massive night of comedy and entertainment, live on the BBC.

About Comic Relief

Comic Relief is a UK charity which aims to create a just world, free from poverty – where everyone is safe, healthy, educated and empowered. Since 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £1 billion. That money has helped, and is helping, people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.

For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please visit www.comicrelief.com

Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

For the latest news, statements and exclusive content direct from the Comic Relief Press Office follow @ComicReliefNews

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