Channel 4's Comedy Gala
Channel 4's Comedy Gala

Channel 4's Comedy Gala

  • TV stand-up
  • Channel 4
  • 2010 - 2016
  • 7 episodes

The nation's best known comedians perform in spectacular charity galas: the biggest live stand-up shows in UK history. Stars Alan Carr, Jonathan Ross, Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Lee Evans and more.

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Chris Moyles dresses as Freddie Mercury for Comedy Gala

Motormouth Chris Moyles went Radio Gaga when he dressed up as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for Channel 4's Comedy Gala.

The Sun, 26th May 2011

Channel 4 Comedy Gala, O2 Arena, review

The Channel 4 Comedy Gala bill should have been a night to remember like no other. Rating: * * *

Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph, 26th May 2011

C4's Comedy Gala pushes tolerance levels to the max

Not really a gig, more an endurance test. This might sound curmudgeonly but last night's starry mirthathon for Great Ormond Street Hospital featuring 21 comedians pushed tolerance levels to the max.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 25th May 2011

N-Dubz confirmed for O2 Comedy Gala

The Camden-based trio will open this year's Comedy Gala.

Spoonfed, 10th May 2011

McIntyre & Bishop among comics at Comedy Gala

Some of them are just six months old, their young lives filled with anxiety as they await surgery for a range of ailments.

Mark Jefferies, The Mirror, 10th March 2011

If you've decided to spend New Year's Eve on the sofa, this feast of funny will see you through a hefty chunk of the evening. Earlier this year, two dozen of the nation's finest comics performed at London's O2 Arena to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. They included Bill Bailey, Alan Carr (both backed by Stomp), Ricky Gervais and Catherine Tate. Not that it'll affect your viewing experience at home but, in case you're interested, this comedy extravaganza (first broadcast in April) was the self-proclaimed biggest stand-up show in UK history.

Ruth Margolis, Radio Times, 31st December 2010

Time to forget all your troubles, kick back, relax and laugh at a show you probably saw back in April. The O2 Arena plays host to literally quite a few comedians in a show put on to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity; so even if the likes of Jack Whitehall, Jason Manford, Michael McIntyre and James Corden aren't funny then at least some good will come from this. There are plenty of good turns here as well from David Mitchell, Jo Brand, Sean Lock and Kevin Eldon.

Phelim O'Neill, The Guardian, 20th December 2010

A repeat of C4's live comedy extravaganza from London's 02 Arena earlier this year in which 23 of our funniest people (and Michael McIntyre) competed to win our laughs in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Charity. Take your pick from Alan Carr, Noel Fielding, Catherine Tate, Bill Bailey, Mitchell & Webb, Jack Dee, Jack Whitehall, Kevin Eldon, Lee Evans, Rob Brydon, Sean Lock, Jo Brand, Jason Manford, Fonejacker, Andy Parsons and Shappi Khorsandi. Phew.

The Guardian, 6th November 2010

Channel 4's Comedy Gala raises over £800k

Britain's top stand-up stars presented Great Ormond Street Hospital with a cheque for over £800,000 today.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd April 2010

It's comedy and charity combined, not to be confused with a comedy about charity, which would be plain wrong. Twenty-three of our funniest people (and Michael McIntyre) are at the 02 Arena in London competing to win your laughs at Britain's largest-ever live stand-up show, all in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Charity. Take your pick from Alan Carr, Noel Fielding, Catherine Tate and plenty more. If you still haven't had enough laughs for the evening, stay tuned for Frank Skinner recorded live at Birmingham's NIA. He's on the same channel at 11.05pm, so no action is required.

The Guardian, 5th April 2010

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