Some of the country’s most exciting stand-up, sketch and character comedians are coming together for a massive night of comedy to raise money for homeless women.
The impressive bill is led by Roisin Conaty, Foster’s Best Newcomer winner and star of Have I Got News For You (BBC1), and Victoria Wood’s Angina Monologues (Sky 1).
The night will also play host to sets from Foster’s Best Newcomer Award nominee Cariad Lloyd, hugely popular Canadian stand-up Mae Martin, and comedian and actress Aisling Bea, who won the 2012 So You Think You’re Funny award.
Other acts include: Gemma Whelan (HBO, Comedy Central), Zoe Gardner and Margaret Cabourn-Smith (BBC 1, Radio 4), Trodd en Bratt (C4, Radio 4), Holly Burn (C4, BBC 4), Grainne Maguire (Radio 4), The Birthday Girls (BBC 3, Radio 4), The Boom Jennies (Radio 4) and Caroline Hardie, all hosted by Alison Thea-Skot (BBC 2) – aka The Human Tuning Fork – and her house band.
Supporting homeless women
Proceeds from the night will go to St Mungos’ Rebuilding Shattered Lives project and the chapel’s own Margins Project – with a focus on supporting homeless women. One in ten rough sleepers in London are female, and 66% suffer mental health problems, yet they often don’t get the specialist support they need because many homeless services are designed for men.