Comics to play Dungeons & Dragons for charity - again! | James Acaster, Lou Sanders, Phil Wang and Sally Phillips © Steve Ullathorne

Comics to play Dungeons & Dragons for charity - again!

James Acaster, Lou Sanders, Phil Wang and Sally Phillips

Comedians James Acaster, Lou Sanders, Phil Wang and Sally Phillips will take part in a live game of Dungeons & Dragons to raise money for Comic Relief. 

It will be the second time this year that comedian and dungeon master Paul Foxcroft has led a celebrity version of the fantasy game. In May, Nish Kumar, Sue Perkins, Ed Gamble and Sara Pascoe raised more that £25,000 from their exploits.


For a minimum donation of £1, the public will also be able to have a say in the next game. Viewers can vote from today at www.comicrelief.com/dnd on which comedian will fall victim to a curse, what monster they want players to battle and what magic item will help them in their quest. 

Phillips said: ‘I may never have played Dungeons and Dragons before but reckon I’d be better suited to life in the Forgotten Realms, as I have always felt that I might change into a woodland creature at any moment. So I can’t believe I will be anything other than epic in this game.’

Acaster added: ‘I’m a huge gamer and I have no doubt this will be an Epic game to watch. Mixed with the unknown twists and turns awaiting us from the public votes, who knows how this will turn out…’


The game will be livestreamed on Friday December 4 from 7.30pm at www.comicrelief.com/dnd 

Published: 19 Nov 2020

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