COMIC RELIEF PRESENTS NEW BRITISH COMEDY TALENT FOR RED NOSE DAY 2017
- Comic Relief Live – new and exclusive gigs across the UK
- 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 February 9th. 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 9th February 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.
Further information about Comic Relief Live can be found on rednoseday.com/comedy