Comic Relief’s Spectacular is back and bigger than ever, bringing together “the cream of the current comedy crop” (Evening Standard).
A flavour of the star-studded line up has been revealed, with comedy heavyweights Katherine Ryan, Dara O Briain, Joel Dommett, Lenny Henry, Suzi Ruffell and Tom Allen all pledging their support. Rising stars Jamali Maddix and Sindhu Vee are also set to take part - with more top talent and some very special guests still to be announced!
All profits from the show go to Comic Relief. Line up subject to change.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
The product of a strict Irish father and a glitzy Canadian 'stage mom', Katherine Ryan won neither friends nor pageant titles growing up. Try as she might to shed her questionable perspectives and super sparkly nature, she's not sure we can ever truly escape our childhood indoctrinations. Katherine puts a hilarious spin on many topics including life as a single mum and gender hypocrisy in a laid-back, funny, and downright honest show. As well as being a writer-performer Katherine is also a talented actress and played the lead role of George in Victoria Pile's Channel 4 series Campus. Katherine also appeared regularly throughout the second series of Episodes as Merc's Assistant. 'She has perfect timing and enough attitude to stop an elephant in its tracks' (Time Out) 'If only every comedian was as acerbic, smart and downright funny as Katherine Ryan' (Eastern Daily Press) 'This entertaining hour... flies by... all the hallmarks of an increasingly assured comic...' (Steve Bennett, Chortle) 'Warped wit... striking presence... killer lines... calm confidence' (The Scotsman) 'Thoughtful, funny and just twisted enough' (The Times). Katherine Ryan was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
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Joel Dommett has become a regular face on TV, from being a finalist in 2016's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, to then hosting I'm a Celebrity Extra Camp alongside Scarlett Moffatt and Joe Swash. He starred in two series of the critically acclaimed Comedy Central Show Joel and Nish Vs the World, is the co-host of ITV2's new dating show Singletown, and he's the presenter of the soon to be aired international smash The Masked Singer. The start of 2019 saw Joel release a thirty minute stand-up special for Netflix as part of a global comedy event Comedians of the World. He has also achieved a place on the Sunday Times Bestseller list with his book It's Not Me It's Them, which was recently released in paperback.
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Sir Lenny Henry
The writer, comedian, actor and occasional television presenter from Dudley shot to fame when he was just 17, starring in the anarchic 1970s children's TV show Tiswas. He has since become one of Britain's most popular entertainers, and his charity efforts for Red Nose Day and Comic Relief have made him one of the nation's best-loved showbiz personalities.
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Tom Allen is a comedian, writer and actor. He started as a stand up at the age of 22 and went on to win both So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh and the BBC New Comedy Awards in the same year. Since then he has honed his unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling by performing to audiences all over the UK and around the world. Tom Allen is a wonderfully laconic anecdotalist, and bears an uncanny stage presence to what might be described as the love child of Kenneth Williams and Stephen Fry. He has a genius for digression and an ear for hilariously mundane comments and platitudes. A rare talent, indeed. 'I urge, nay demand – that you see him perform' (Three Weeks) 'Riotous entertainment... Allen is one of life's true eccentrics' (The Guardian) 'Tom Allen makes me reach for old-fashioned words like debonair and urbane. Blessed with crystalline enunciation and velvety, vocal warmth, he sounds as though he was born at the BBC' (Chortle). Tom Allen was #2 in Ents24's Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.
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Suzi’s innovative style captivates audiences with her engrossing tales of social ineptitude. Lauded as ‘a real stand up gem’ by The Guardian, this young independent woman celebrates her working class roots with a sideways look at the world. Regarded as one of best up and coming acts on the circuit Suzi is in constant demand at clubs and theatres across Britain. Fast establishing herself on the live circuit supporting Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe, Kevin Bridges and Romesh Ranganathan all over the country. 2017 saw her take her solo show ‘Common’ on a sell out tour around the UK. As seen on Channel 4, E4, BBC3, Comedy Central, Dave and heard on BBC Radio4.
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Sindhu Vee is most likely the tallest Indian woman you’ll ever meet. The daughter of Indian parents, a London-based mother, and bearer of half a PhD, it is rumoured but unverified, that Sindhu practised the dark arts of investment banking before making her parents proud by becoming a stand-up. She devotes all the time she has left over from raising her 3 children (and a bizarrely gigantic labrador) to comedy and suffering facial peels. She was a finalist in this year’s BBC New Comedy Award. Stand-up Sindhu delves into the funny side of family dysfunction in her hilarious, award-winning sketches. She has taken London, Edinburgh and Mumbai by storm.
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With an assured stage presence and considered material that comes from a fresh perspective, he already has the aura of a successful comic well beyond his years. He is known for his 'Hate Thy Neighbour' documentary series about the rise of the far right on Viceland TV. His natural confidence and charm allow him to tread gracefully across more sensitive topics leaving many of his contemporaries behind. He has won the Comedy Café New act of the Year Competition and the Chortle Student Comedian of the Year award in 2014. Big things await this natural talent.
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The SSE Arena, Wembley
- Empire Way
- HA9 0DH
- Disabled access:
- Bronze Status