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Fri 24th Mar at 8:00pm
Stand Up For Refugees
@ The Lowry, Salford
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Stand Up For Refugees: Sarah Millican, Jason Manford, Kerry Godliman, Katie Martin, Isma Almas
Some of the very best comedians in the UK have got together to raise money for the fantastic and important charity Help Refugees. On March 24th this top bill of acts will be making you laugh in order to donate money towards aiding the current humanitarian crisis and getting help to those who need it.
Comedians include Sarah Millican, Jason Manford, Kerry Godliman, Katie Martin and Isma Almas plus other guests.
Check out helprefugees.org.uk for more information about the charity.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
This event takes place at The Lowry, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Sarah Millican is an award-winning stand-up comedian and writer.
Since winning the 2008 if.comedy Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for her debut solo show, Sarah Millican’s Not Nice, Sarah has fast-established herself as a household name, being nominated three times for The British Comedy Awards People’s Choice: Queen of Comedy and winning the award in 2011. In 2013 she was also nominated for the British Comedy Awards Best Female TV Comic for the fourth time, her eighth nomination in total.
On top of this raft of awards and nominations, Sarah‘s debut DVD, Chatterbox Live!, is the biggest selling stand-up DVD by a female comedian of all time, shifting over 150,000 units in the first five weeks of release alone. Latest title Sarah Millican: Outsider was released in November 2016 and went straight to number one in the sales chart upon release.
A consummate live performer, she has also notched up countless appearances on top comedy TV shows including QI, Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Big Fat Quiz, Live at the Apollo, The Jonathan Ross Show and as a headliner on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Sarah’s very own series, The Sarah Millican Television Programme, combined TV-inspired stand-up and unique interviews with some of her favourite TV stars.
Sarah has also written and performed two series of Sarah Millican’s Support Group for Radio 4 and in June 2012 Sarah began writing her own column for national magazine the Radio Times. In 2014 Sarah started Standard Issue, an online magazine for women.
After two critically acclaimed, sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2008/9, Sarah returned to Edinburgh in August 2010 with a brand new show, Chatterbox. An unqualified success, Sarah capped the brilliant sell-out run with a nomination for the much sought-after Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award, affirming her status as one of the most exciting comics in the country. In the autumn of 2010 she embarked on her first national tour, also named Chatterbox, which completely sold out and in March 2011 announced her second national tour, Thoroughly Modern Millican, which sold over 190,000 tickets. The tour proved exceptionally popular with extra dates added up and down the country and an unprecedented 13 sold out nights at the Newcastle Tyne Theatre. Spring 2014 saw Sarah complete on her third sold-out national tour, Sarah Millican: Home Bird. Her fourth tour, Outsider, was also a sell-out and concluded in September 2016.
Sarah Millican tour dates
Renowned for his hilarious observations and loveable, friendly delivery, Jason has been a firm favourite with comedy fans of all ages since his first solo stand-up show earned him huge critical acclaim and a nomination for the prestigious Perrier Newcomer Award back in 2005.
‘8 out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4), ‘The Nightly Show’ (ITV1), ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), ‘Have I Got News For You’, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic.
'Effortlessly entertaining' (Evening Standard)
'He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Manford retains an affably jovial demeanour that makes him warmly enjoyable company' (Chortle)
'What Manford does best: classic, chirpy-chappie stand-up' (The Guardian).
Jason Manford tour dates
Actress and stand-up comedian, Kerry Godliman, trained at the Rose Bruford College and has since been in numerous television and theatre productions while still managing to perform regularly on the UK comedy circuit.
Also a finalist in the Babycham Funny Women competition.
'Goes for the jugular. Quick wit, frank and engaging' (The Independent)
'A great comic who oozes personality' (Evening Standard)
'She may present herself as just one of the girls, but this young Londoner has clearly got the potential to really stand out' (The Scotsman).
Kerry Godliman tour dates
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Venue: The Lowry
Disabled Access: Silver Status
Bookings: 0843 208 6000
Disabled Bookings: 0161 876 2183
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