British based Kenyan charity Farm Africa have announced their first ever comedy fundraiser: Farm Africa’s Laughing Season. Providing the giggles, cackles, and full-on belly laughs is an incredible line-up that is crammed to the rafters with the absolute cream of the UK stand-up crop. This year’s Laughing Season is supported by Hippeas.
Overseeing proceedings will be our host and compere for the evening, the ridiculously funny, Felicity Ward – star of ‘Live at the BBC’ and ‘Mock the Week’, and winner of the Best Newcomer at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Felicity will be introducing Britain’s favourite Grumpy Old Man and the Mayor of Balham, Arthur Smith, who, when not featuring on every Radio 4 programme ever, has had audiences laughing their socks off for decades with his riotous live shows.
Also appearing is New York’s finest and star of BBC2’s ‘The Mash Report’, ‘Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy’, and C4’s ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ is the incredible, Funny Women Award winner, Desiree Burch.
They will be joined by ’one of the finest gag-writers in the business’, the sublime, surreal and hysterical Simon Munnery who, according to The Guardian, is an “absolute must-see for any comedy connoisseur”.
Completing the line-up are hilarious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee Imran Yusuf, nominee for the 99 Club Female Comedians’ Bursary, Athena Kugblenu and the brilliant Mo Omar.
There will also be a very special star guest, who is absolutely unmissable.
Tickets costing £22.50 and £17.50 (concession) are available from the Union Chapel website.