Ten-hour comedy benefit announced | Great Mirth Run to raise cash for bereaved families

Ten-hour comedy benefit announced

Great Mirth Run to raise cash for bereaved families

More than 90 comedians are to take part in a ten-hour stand-up marathon for charity.

The Great Mirth Run will be raising money for Saying Goodbye, a charity which helps families who have lost babies.

The mammoth benefit is in support of comedian Lou Conran’s drive to raise £50,000 for the cause in just twelve months, after losing her own baby during pregnancy last year.

She will be joined by comedians including Paul ‘Silky’ White, Harriet Dyer, The Delightful Sausage, Sean Moran and many more

Organiser and compere Lukas Kirkby said: ‘Every hour nine acts will do 5 minutes each before the running total is announced.’

The gig takes place on Sunday May 13 at TriBeCa Bar in Manchester from 1pm to 11pm. A £5 wristband available on the door allows entry for as long as you want.

The first Great Mirth Run raised £1,200 for St Mary's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House in Manchester last year.

Kirkby added: ‘We’re hoping that we can surpass last year in every aspect and that we can continue to grow the event for years to come.’

Published: 15 Apr 2018

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