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This year, the star-studded comedy benefit for Royal Trinity Hospice and St George’s Hospital Charitable Trust will move online – for one exclusive week.

Sadly, the live Comedy Store event cannot take place this year. But the good news? Organisers Stephen K Amos and
Jo Caulfield still want to raise much-needed funds for Royal Trinity Hospice and St George’s Hospital Charitable Trust, and this will be done by streaming a compilation of the two previous live shows.

The compilation features amazing stars from the last couple of sold-out performances, some of the UK’s biggest comedy names including Graham Norton, John Bishop, Tom Allen, Joe Lycett, Zoe Lyons, Ninia Benjamin, Al Murray, Omid Djalili, Kerry Godliman and, of course, the instigators Stephen and Jo.

Recorded live at London’s Comedy Store, the screening period will be Friday 4th - Saturday 12th December – for £10 a pop. No downloads will be available.

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.

Please note: All live stream events are subject to change. Not all events listed are live performances by the artist - they also include archived concerts, DJ sets, masterclasses, Q&As and more.

Featuring

Tom Allen

Tom Allen appearing at this event

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.

See Tom Allen tour dates

Stephen K Amos

Stephen K Amos appearing at this event

Stephen K Amos has charmed and entertained audiences all over the world with his natural, assured delivery and his honest, original material. Amos is filled with an almost child-like joy and exuberance and can find the funny in some of the most unexpected places. 'As his autobiographical sitcom plays out on Radio 4, Amos is officially becoming a national treasure. Expect more warm insight and spiky charm here' (The Sunday Times) 'It was all fabulous. But it was when riffing with the audience that Amos truly excelled. With a packed venue ready on his side, Amos drew people into his routines; his finely honed sensibility turned innocent remarks into comedy gold' (Herald Sun) 'Uplifting stand-up from a charming performer' (Time Out) 'A note-perfect hour' (Metro).

See 21 tour dates featuring Stephen K Amos

Ninia Benjamin

Ninia Benjamin appearing at this event

Armed with a wide smile, her warmth on and off the stage lets her get away with murder. One of BBC's award-winning 3 Non-Blondes. Ninia is a favourite guest and commentator for many popular discussion shows, for example Sky Comedy Close Up. Other television appearances include Total Wipeout and Celebrity Masterchef whilst her vocal talents can be heard in CBeebies’ Tinga Tinga Tales from February 2010. While Ninia’s popularity on television continues to soar, her stand-up remains at the highest level. She is a regular headliner at all the top venues across the UK, such as Jongleurs, Up the Creek, The Banana Cabaret, Glee Clubs and Bound & Gagged. 'The Comedy Assassin' (The Voice).

See Ninia Benjamin tour dates

John Bishop

John Bishop appearing at this event

John Bishop has had an incredible career. Within three years of his first ever comedy gig, he was playing to sold out arena audiences across the country and also released the fastest selling stand-up DVD in UK history. A strong stage presence and life experience make him a comedian who is not afraid to take chances, and this is reflected in his status as one of the best comics in the country. What the critics say: "Home is not only where Bishop’s heart clearly and endearingly is – it’s where his art is, too" Daily Telegraph "His Supersonic show easily confirms that John Bishop has finally taken on the mantle of Britain’s top comic" Daily Mirror John Bishop was named in Ents24's top 5 biggest selling comedians of 2016.

See 129 tour dates featuring John Bishop

Jo Caulfield

Jo Caulfield appearing at this event

Graham Norton's writer and warm-up artiste, co-founder of the 'Hampstead Clinic' comedy club. She is regular performer at the Comedy Store and on The Stand Up Show. Jo is a regular guest on both Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You. Other TV appearances include The John Bishop Show, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Saturday Night Live, The Stand Up Show. Dubbed 'funniest woman in Britain', she lives up to the title with razor-sharp wit, acerbic observations and scandalous one-liners, all excellently written and impeccably delivered. 'Cut-throat wit and a razor-sharp tongue...Sharp-witted, urban comedy that goes down a treat. Like a sociology textbook, but with jokes' (The Times). 'Incapable of doing a bad show, so sharp is her tongue and so in tandem is it with her mischievous mind' (The Scotsman). 'Feisty, funny and wonderfully bitchy... one of the finest female comics' (The Observer).

See Jo Caulfield tour dates

Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili appearing at this event

One of Britain's freshest and most original comics, this British-born Iranian hams the accent and underlines the cliches before pulling the Persian rug from under the audience. With a career in comedy spanning across three decades, Omid Djalili's legendary performances on stage and screen have won him fans and plaudits the world over. Renowned for his razor sharp wit, boundless energy and expertly crafted cultural observations, his original material continues to explore the diversity of modern Britain and he remains one of the most exciting entertainers on the circuit. A firm favourite at the Edinburgh Festival, Omid's stand-up awards include the Time Out Award for Best Stand Up and the EMMA Award. He's also been a nominee for a Perrier Award and the South Bank Award. Omid was also awarded a Best Actor award at the Turin Film Festival for his lead performance in The Infidel. 'To carve yourself out a career as the thinking person's Iranian comedian in this political climate takes a fine brain and a masterful way with the audience. There is no question that Omid Djalili possesses both... Belly laughs with a subtle blend of mainstream gags and subversive twinkle' (The Sunday Times) Omid Djalili was named in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2017.

See 107 tour dates featuring Omid Djalili

Kerry Godliman

Kerry Godliman appearing at this event

The charmingly straight-talking, quick-witted Kerry Godliman is one of the country’s best performers. Both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor, Kerry is best known for her appearances on BBC’s Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Jack Dee’s Referendum Helpdesk, Celebrity Pointless and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Kerry is also a regular on Radio 4 with appearances on the esteemed The News Quiz, The Now Show and Just A Minute as well as her own series Kerry’s List. Kerry’s acting talents have seen her receive critical acclaim for her role as Hannah in Ricky Gervais’ hit series Derek for Channel 4.

See 33 tour dates featuring Kerry Godliman

Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett appearing at this event

Joe Lycett (formerly Hugo Boss) is a hugely talented comedian with an unaffected, relaxed and effortless stage presence. An appealing, engaging and natural performer. His comedy career started off at Manchester University, winning the Chortle Student Comedy Award in 2009. 'Imaginative and cheekily subversive comedy... entertainingly mischievous... An intensely charming and talented young comic' (The Guardian) 'Joe Lycett is one of the strongest emerging comedy talents we've seen in a long time. This young man has a huge future' (Time Out) 'A delightfully natural style that builds a real connection with the audience... an accomplished storyteller... Finds brilliance in what could be merely workaday' (Chortle) 'Rising talent Joe Lycett already possesses the confidence and relaxed, homely charm of an old campaigner' (The Times). Joe Lycett was #7 in Ents24's Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.

See Joe Lycett tour dates

Al Murray

Al Murray appearing at this event

Once a humble publican, the multi-award winning Al Murray – The Pub Landlord - has risen to the honourable position of British comedy royalty, following the continuing success of his hit prime time ITV1 show Happy Hour and A Second Audience With Al Murray The Pub Landlord (ITV1). 'A national treasure' (The Daily Telegraph) 'Al Murray has become a bona fide British institution' (The Independent) 'Murray's interaction with the crowd remains one of the wonders of the comedy world' (The Times).

See 28 tour dates featuring Al Murray

Graham Norton

Graham Norton appearing at this event

Eurovision host, stand-up comedian, hugely successful Friday night BBC1 chat show host and Saturday morning Radio 2 presenter, his blend of cheeky camp humour and risque comments have endeared him to millions. Norton's memoirs, 'So Me', were published in 2004, and ten years later he follows it with 'The Life And Loves Of A He Devil'.

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Seann Walsh

Seann Walsh appearing at this event

Charming and charismatic, a natural motormouth, Brighton’s Seann Walsh is the most frighteningly precocious talent to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in ages. Within two years of his first comedy performance in 2007, Seann became the winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Shortly after, other accolades included Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2010 and Chortle Best Compere Nominee 2011. "Unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation" – The Guardian "…Sharp, creative observational comedy from a precocious newcomer. See him now, before the stadium tour…" – Sunday Times Seann Walsh was placed in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2016.

See 20 tour dates featuring Seann Walsh