'Earplugs at the ready!' | Harry Hill spearheads a musical fundraiser featuring comedy's biggest names

'Earplugs at the ready!'

Harry Hill spearheads a musical fundraiser featuring comedy's biggest names

It’s surely the starriest comedy bill of the year, featuring the likes of John Bishop, Jo Brand, Rob Brydon, Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, Matt Lucas, Paul Whitehouse and Vic Reeves.

But not one of them will be performing stand-up.

Instead, the impressive line-up, put together by Harry Hill, will be belting out favourite festive songs.

The full-line of Comedians Sing the Christmas Hits! is: John Bishop, Jo Brand, Alex Brooker, Rob Brydon, Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, Roisin Conaty, Nina Conti, Tom Davis, Jack Dee, Nick Helm, Harry Hill, Stewart Lee, Sean Lock, Matt Lucas, Joe Lycett, Jason Manford, Al Murray, Sara Pascoe, Vic Reeves, Liza Tarbuck, Paul Whitehouse and Josh Widdicombe

The gig takes place at the  Bloomsbury Theatre in London on December 4 and will be raising money for Action Duchenne. 

The charity helps those with Duchenne muscular dystrophy,  a rare and complex genetic muscle wasting condition. Many of those with Duchenne lose the ability to walk in early adolescence and typically live into their late twenties.

Hill, who is patron of Action Duchenne, said: ‘I’m thrilled at the response of my comedy friends. Inside every great comic is a singer waiting to burst out A great cause deserves a great show. Earplugs advised!’

Hill became involved in the charity when the son of the graphic designer who worked on all of his TV shows, including TV Burp, was diagnosed with the condition.

Tickets for the show go on sale at 10am on Friday.

Published: 14 Nov 2018

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