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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Wossy in four-letter outwage

Jonathan Ross sparked controversy last night by telling a 20,000-strong audience to scream the C-word.

The Sun, 31st March 2010

Gags come thick and fast at the C4 Comedy Gala

Last night's Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital was right about its claim to be the biggest stand-up show in UK history.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 31st March 2010

Review: C4 Comedy Gala at the O2

Great Ormond Street Hospital will have been thrilled to bits with this monsters of UK comedy bill, and a very nearly packed-out O2. Promoters Off the Kerb presented a phenomenal line-up for Channel 4.

Julia Chamberlain, Chortle, 31st March 2010

Charity gigs come in all shapes and sizes, from a bunch of stand-ups passing the hat round in a room above a pub to this, a Channel 4-backed night to benefit Great Ormond Street which features one of the most celeb-heavy lineups you're likely to see anywhere this year. As Peep Show is unequivocally the network's biggest comedy hit in recent years, it's all the more fitting to have David Mitchell as one of the main attractions, doing a relatively rare live turn. Among those joining him at the O2 are Channel 4 regulars like Sean Lock, Jack Whitehall and the Fonejacker, but the net's also been spread wide enough to include the likes of Jonathan Ross and Gavin & Stacey stars Ruth Jones and James Corden. And given the charity involved, you can't rule out a last-minute cameo from Sir Alan Sugar. If you can't get a ticket, you'll be able to see the whole thing on TV next month.

James Kettle, The Guardian, 27th March 2010

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