Stand Up to Save a Life!

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for Charity Chuckle.

Firstly, the Tina Tina routine worked out for the December 2012 Charity Chuckle was performed again by flash mobs on Brighton Pier and in Churchill Square for the One Billion Rising campaign. Up to 200 women and men (including Caroline Lucas MP and Charity Chuckle promoter Kerry Herbert) rose up and danced to demand an end to violence against women. It was both huge fun and an emotional experience, having seen it through from a germ of an idea to a dancing mob of protesting women.

Next, our compere for Tuesday 5th March and previous headliner – Romesh Ranganathan – won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year award, which has also been won by luminaries such as Johnny Vegas and Brighton’s own Seann Walsh. Congratulations Rom, exciting times ahead!

Sam Savage NATYS 2013
Sam Savage is runner up in the NATYS 2013, seen here in a winner’s comedy sandwich.

Also on the bill in March, Charity Chuckle regular Sam Savage came second in the New Act of the Year 2013 award, aka the Hackney New Act of the Year. Sam will be doing new material from her forthcoming Edinburgh show.

Then we were asked by Nicky Hadyn of Otherplace Productions and Upstairs at the Three and Ten to do a Brighton Fringe show at pop-up venue The Warren, winner of BEST VENUE in 2012. So off we traipsed to the Brighton Fringe launch, dripping with press and Hendricks gin. The gig will be on Monday 20th May 2013 with a very exciting line-up.

We decided to give April over to So You Think You’re Funny contestants. With past winners including Dylan Moran and Peter Kay, this is the national comedy competition that everyone wants to win, and the Brighton heat is always a stonking gig. Come to Charity Chuckle on Tuesday 2nd April at the Latest MusicBar and see the cream of the new acts fighting it out.

Fast rising stars Carl Donnelly and Luisa Omielan are booked to headline June and July. We saw Carl in Edinburgh and you may have seen him on telly on Mock the Week and Dave’s One Night Stand. Luisa compered December’s Charity Chuckle at the Komedia and her show What Would Beyonce Do? is selling out all around the country.

And today we are mentioned in the Argus. Have you got your tickets yet? Book online here at We Got Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/comedy/event/209214

Charity Chuckle fundraiser on Tuesday 5th March at the Latest Music Bar for Grassroots Suicide Prevention.
Charity Chuckle fundraiser on Tuesday 5th March at the Latest Music Bar for Grassroots Suicide Prevention.

Right, I’m off to interview Terry Alderton for my radio show, Kerry on Comedy (www.bhcr.org.uk). I think it’s going to be an exciting year!

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