On Sunday 26 November 2023, Absolute Radio Live returns to The London Palladium for radio’s biggest comedy night. Host Frank Skinner will be joined by a brilliant line-up of comedians who will take to the stage to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Although he's a man of few smiles, Jack Dee's deadpan, dry humour has made him one of Britain's favourite veteran comedians. Starting his career as a stand-up comic, he first came to the small screen in the 1990s as the face of the John Smith's Bitter advertising campaign and soon became known as 'The Midget with the Widget'. By 1995, he had appeared in countless TV shows and gained an impressive array of awards. In 2001, he was the highlight of Celebrity Big Brother digging secret escape tunnels while the others were in the bath. Much to his surprise, the nation showed their adoration voting him the winner of the series. With often sell-out gigs, a chance to see this talented misery onstage definitely shouldn't be missed.
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Sophie Duker is quickly establishing herself as one of the most exciting acts on the circuit. Her favourite things include breaking hearts, taking names and telling jokes with the confidence of a cis straight middle-class white man. As seen on Frankie Boyle's New World Order (BBC2), Riot Girls (Channel 4), and 8 Out of 10 Cats (E4). Cohost of BBC Radio 4's GrownUpLand. Creator of the Evening Standard-recommended comedy night Wacky Racists.
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Rob grew up in south east London in a large extended family of taxi drivers where it was a fight to be heard. As a middle child desperate for attention he needed to be funny so was in awe of his Grandad's jokes, but only until he saw a Tommy Cooper video and realised Grandad Cook was a massive plagiarist. 'A little short of a revelation (The Scotsman) 'Relentlessly smiley, perpetually grinning Londoner whose unshowy, unpretentious but thoroughly funny shtick has every chance of winning him a big audience' (The Guardian). 'He already has the confidence of a veteran' (The Times). 'Joyous, cheek aching and touching stand up' (Shortlist). Rob Beckett was placed in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2016.
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