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Stewart Lee, John Moloney, Ian Moore and Gordon Southern are appearing at the Comedy Store on Monday in a gig to highlight the lack of research into of premature births.

And we've 20 pairs of tickets to give away Chortle readers.

Action Medical Research is using the gig to launch a petition to urge the government to divert more money into researching the death of up to 3,000 premature babies in Britain every year.

Other comics have already signed the online petition at - including Harry Hill, Jo Brand, Frank Skinner, Richard Herring, Graham Norton and Les Dennis. 

Andrew Proctor of Action Medical Research said, ‘We know that the funding and care for babies born too early is second to none. 

‘However the UK’s top obstetricians, women’s health specialists and paediatricians have told us that not enough is actively being done to stop prematurity.

 ‘The Government invests just £6m each year, that’s around £10 for each UK baby born, while charities like ourselves top it up with another £4m.

“The saddest thing is that we know research in this area does actually save lives, in 1975 just 50 per cent of babies weighing less than 3lbs survived.  20 years of research later that figure had risen to 85 per cent.'

To stand a chance of winning a pair of tickets - worth £30 each - answer the following question by 7pm on Thursday. Winners will be chosen at random from all correct answers received and notified by email.

Please note that automated bulk entries will automatically be disqualified.

Good luck - but if you're not fortunate enough to win, you can still get tickets for the show by clicking here.

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Published: 13 Jun 2006

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