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All-star Grenfell Tower benefit comedy gig announced

Thursday 15th June 2017, 7:13pm

Image shows from L to R: Rob Beckett, Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Micky Flanagan.

The Off The Kerb comedy management company and Eventim Apollo have announced a one-off benefit show for victims of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in west London.

Michael McIntyre and Katherine Ryan are amongst those signed up to appear in "a night of comedy in aid of the people affected by the fire".

To be held at the Eventim Apollo - aka Hammersmith Apollo - on Tuesday 27th June at 7:30pm, tickets cost £50 each (plus a booking fee), with all proceeds going to those affected by the fire.

Breaking out in the early hours of Wednesday morning in a fourth floor flat, the fire quickly consumed almost the entirety of the 24-storey residential tower block in a deprived corner of the London borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Many of the residents of the building, spread over some 120 flats, were refugees, immigrants and other ethnic minorities.

Grenfell Tower comedy benefit gig.The full comedy line-up for the show is as follows:
Michael McIntyre
Kevin Bridges
Alan Carr
Micky Flanagan
Jo Brand
Rob Beckett
Josh Widdicombe
Jon Richardson
Katherine Ryan
Seann Walsh
Adam Hills
Russell Kane

Tickets are now on sale. Ticketmaster

Funds will be donated to Grenfell Tower Appeal through The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation (charity 1125940).

A separate benefit gig, to be held this Monday, 19th June at Battersea Arts Centre, has already sold out. Daniel Kitson is to host a line-up including Jeremy Hardy, Josie Long, Heydon Prowse, Mark Thomas and Imran Yusuf.

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