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Michael McIntyre's Christmas Charity Show In Aid Of Kids Company: Michael McIntyre, John Bishop, Russell Howard, Sarah Millican, Jack Dee, Jack Whitehall, Omid Djalili, Pixie Lott, Special Guests
Michael McIntyre returns for a third year to host his Christmas Charity Show in aid of Kids Company at the Hammersmith Apollo on Monday 17th December, 8:00pm.
Michael will be hosting an evening of comedy and entertainment featuring John Bishop, Russell Howard, Sarah Millican, Jack Dee, Jack Whitehall, Omid Djalili, plus music from Pixie Lott and, as always, some very special surprise guests!
This event will help the extraordinary charity Kids Company give thousands of vulnerable and deprived children a better Christmas.
"A show stopping tour de force. His energy on stage needs to be seen to be believed." – The Times
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
This event takes place at Eventim Apollo, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Smart-suited comedian from North London who has appeared on Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats to name but a few.
The past few years have been exceptional for Michael, performing sold-out shows in arenas all over the world. His 2012 tour, Showtime, was the biggest selling comedy tour in the world that year, playing to over 640,000 people including a
record-breaking ten night residency at London’s O2 Arena, matching the pop-superstar Rihanna’s 2011 record.
Michael has also released three best-selling DVDs: 2008’s Live and Laughing, was the biggest selling UK debut stand-up DVD of its time, Hello Wembley, which in 2009 became the fastest-selling UK stand-up DVD of all time - a record it still holds, and 2012’s Showtime, which beat its competitors to the Christmas Number One spot.
'One of the most gifted performers to emerge in years' (The Evening Standard)
'The man is quite simply top-to-toe hilarious' (The Daily Telegraph).
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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.
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Russell Howard is one of our funniest and most successful comedians. The quick-witted, cheeky and wryly observant comedian first became known when he was appearing as a regular on BBC2's Mock The Week. He has had huge success in writing and starring in his own BBC show, Russell Howard's Good News.
Russell Howard’s Good News is available around the world via a YouTube channel launched in 2014 – allowing fans to watch full episodes of the show (without piracy) in countries where the show wasn’t already broadcast – and has had over 11 million views and been watched in 180 countries (including North Korea and Vatican City).
As part of his Round The World tour in 2017, Russell played 10 consecutive nights at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, overtaking the record of 8 in a row jointly held by Frank Sinatra in the 70s and Barry Manilow in the 90s. Before this, the record for the most consecutive performances by a comedian was 6 nights, shared by legends Victoria Wood and Billy Connolly.
'Energetic, uncynical and, most importantly, very funny' (The Times).
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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, she has fast-established herself as a household name. On top of her 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. In 2010 she embarked on her first national tour, also named Chatterbox, which completely sold out. Four tours later and Sarah continues to wow audiences and sell out venues.
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 also had her very own series, The Sarah Millican Television Programme, which combined stand-up and unique interviews with some of her favourite TV stars.
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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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Over the last few years, Jack has firmly established himself as one of the country's most successful young talents. He cut his teeth at the Edinburgh Fringe, taking up four sell out shows over three consecutive years and earning an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination in the process with his debut show 'Jack Whitehall: Learning Difficulties'. He has gone on to host Live At The Apollo and perform at the Royal Variety Performance, as well as the internationally prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Canada. In addition, he has been nominated by Variety as one of the '10 Comics to Watch' and in December 2012 won the King of Comedy award at the annual British Comedy Awards.
In addition to his stand-up, Jack has also built a successful TV and writing career. As well as his role as JP in the award winning C4 series Fresh Meat, Jack also wrote and starred in the acclaimed BBC3 sitcom Bad Education. He was also a panellist on hit Sky1 show A League Of Their Own and became a chat show co-host with his father Michael for the BBC2 series 'Backchat'.
Jack Whitehall was named in Ents24's top 10 biggest selling comedians of 2016.
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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.
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Soulful R&B influenced pop princess, Pixie Lott, began her music career at the tender age of fifteen when she caught the ear of producer L.A Reid who signed her to Island Def Jam Records. This provoked an industry bidding war and Pixie then moved to Mercury in the UK, partnering with Interscope in the USA. She catapulted to worldwide fame with her debut album 'Turn It Up' which reached Platinum status spending 50 weeks in the Top 40 and producing Five consecutive Top 20 singles, including three UK No.1 singles with 'Mama Do', 'Boys and Girls' and 'All About Tonight'. Pixie has sold over 4 million singles and 1.6 million albums worldwide.
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