Laughing in the face of terror

Comedy gig for 7/7 victim

Friends and family of Miriam Hyman, who died in the 7/7 London bombings, are organising a comedy night to mark the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Miriam – known as Mim – was killed at the age of 32 in the Tavistock Square blast two years ago, and a fund in her memory has already raised almost £55,000 for charity.

Now, comics including Simon Amstell, Jon Culshaw and Marcus Brigstocke will appear at a tribute gig at London’s Comedy Store on July 9.

Miriam’s sister Esther said: ‘This is the latest in an ongoing series of events supporting the fund, and each one has been something that Mim would have enjoyed herself.

By holding Mim's Comedy Night we are continuing to do what we have tried to do all along, which is to respond positively to the events of 7/7.

‘At the time of the anniversary, Mim would approve of us raising our spirits as well as money for her Fund.’

Jon Culshaw added: ‘It will be a great night, for a great cause, in memory of a great girl.’

The line-up is completed by Francesca Martinez, Mitch Benn, Simon Brodkin and MC Mark Maier.

For £20 tickets to the night, which will help with projects to save children’s eyesight in the Third World, click here.

Published: 22 Jun 2007

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