Mon 8th Oct 2018, 7:00pm (doors 6:30pm) - 10:00pm

Loving Linda Comedy Gala 2018

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All proceeds will be donated to Target Ovarian Cancer.

Linda Smith was a comedian, comedy writer and broadcaster who died from ovarian cancer in 2006 at the age of 48. She started her career in professional theatre and comedy, winning awards for her stand-up before breaking into radio, gaining the title of "wittiest person on the planet" as voted by BBC Radio 4 listeners in 2002. She kept her diagnosis quiet, not wanting to be seen as a patient, and died just three years later. Her life and work were honoured at the British Academy Television Awards in 2006, and her impact was profoundly felt as fellow comedians such as Andy Hamilton and Dawn French paid tribute with radio shows and TV episodes dedicated to her.

Linda's partner, Warren Lakin, has since been tirelessly raising funds for Target Ovarian Cancer through the Loving Linda Comedy Gala, a fantastic star-studded evening. This year will see the eighth event, featuring some of the best-known comedians in the UK including Ruby Wax, Angela Barnes, Dr John Cooper Clarke, Mark Steel and many more.

Arthur Smith

Comedian, compere and playwright. This grumpy old man per excellence presents the BBC Radio 4 show...

Angela Barnes

Before becoming a comedian, Angela worked in health and social care. In 2011, she won the BBC New...

Barry Cryer

One of the country's greatest comic writers, and unchallenged King of the One-Liner. Barry has...

Ronnie Golden

Veteran rock 'n' roller, stand-up chameleon, leader of 70s mind-mangling punk rock comedy combo The...

Bridget Christie

Bridget Christie has been a regular on the sketch and stand-up circuit for the last 5 years. She was...

Jan Ravens

Best known for impersonating a myriad celebrities and public figures for the BBC's Dead Ringers.

Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy Hardy was a stand-up comic who started out in 1984. He passed away on 1st February 2019. Best...

Jo Caulfield

Graham Norton's writer and warm-up artiste, co-founder of the 'Hampstead Clinic' comedy club. She is...

Dr John Cooper Clarke

Britain’s best loved and most important performance poet, John Cooper Clarke is as vital now as he...

Mark Steel

A heavyweight political comedian of a Marxist slant, Mark Steel has performed as a stand-up comedian...

Mark Thomas

TV's comedy guerilla with his own shrewd take on governmental and corporate exploitation. Mark...

Ruby Wax

American comedienne who made a career in the United Kingdom as part of the alternative comedy scene...

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