MORE SPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED
TEENAGE CANCER TRUST COMEDY NIGHT
AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL ON
19 APRIL 2016
Stewart Lee & Josie Long plus John Bishop, Alan Carr, Romesh Ranganathan and Seann Walsh added to comedy line up
Final extra tickets for all nights to be released 9am Friday 1st April
Teenage Cancer Trust is thrilled to announce two more exciting acts who will join the already stellar Comedy Night line-up at the Royal Albert Hall on 19th April.
Stewart Lee, one of the UK’s most highly regarded comedians, is the newest addition to the star-studded bill. Most recently seen on BBC 2 for the fourth series of his BAFTA-Award winning show Comedy Vehicle, Stewart’s stand-up has been described by The Guardian as “brilliant, tricksy and brain-nourishing good fun”.
Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie Long will also take to the Royal Albert Hall’s magnificent stage. Josie is one of the most respected comedians of her generation, having won the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award aged only 17. Since then, Josie has enjoyed a total sell-out run of shows, was the overall best-reviewed comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 and has appeared on shows such as Just A Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You.
Stewart and Josie join a host of other incredible comedians, with the evening headlined by John Bishop. Returning to the iconic venue for the first time since recording his best-selling 'Supersonic' DVD, John - dubbed by The Daily Telegraph as the “King of the one-hundred-liner” - will take to the stage as this year’s comedy host providing laughs a plenty.
Also taking to the stage to provide giggles in abundance is Alan Carr. His unique humour and effortless stage presence have earned him a catalogue of awards, including the 2013 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance and was voted the Best Chat Show Host at the 2015 NTAs. There is no doubt that Alan’s stand-up performance will have laughter bouncing off the ceiling at the Royal Albert Hall.
Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite Romesh Ranganathan will also bring his wit and humour to the stage on 19th April. The comedian has come a long way since winning the Leicester Mercury New Act Award 2013, and now has regular appearances on ‘Mock The Week’ and Channel 4’s weekly show ‘Stand Up For The Week’. With The Times claiming that the former Mathematics teacher “has the natural swagger of a comedian who knows how to dominate a room”, Romesh will leave audiences feeling happy as Pi.
Joining Bishop on the bill is funny man Seann Walsh. Charming and charismatic, Brighton’s Walsh is a natural born storyteller, and one of the most precocious talents to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in years. Star of Channel 4’s BBC1’s ‘Live At the Apollo’ and ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’, Seann’s observational musings will be sure to have the audience in stitches.
The full line-up for this year’s shows is:
Tuesday 19th April -An evening of comedy with JOHN BISHOP, ALAN CARR, STEWART LEE, JOSIE LONG, ROMESH RANGANATHAN & SEANN WALSH
Wednesday 20th April - THE VACCINES with EVERYTHING EVERYTHING supported by Pumarosa & Tom Furse (The Horrors) DJ set
Thursday 21st April - SIMPLY RED plus very special guests
Friday 22nd April - BRING ME THE HORIZON plus very special guests
Saturday 23rd April - NEW ORDER plus very special guests
Sunday 24th April - DAVID GILMOUR
Final extra tickets are to be released for all nights from 9am Friday 1st April.
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ABOUT TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
2016 is the 16th year of shows which have seen the likes of Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher, The Who, Oasis, Damon Albarn, Arctic Monkeys, Paul Weller, The Cure, Suede, Muse, Sir Paul McCartney, Tinie Tempah, Florence And The Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Sir Tom Jones, Johnny Marr, Biffy Clyro, Them Crooked Vultures, The Specials, Van Morrison, Pulp and many more all perform at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.
Over the years Teenage Cancer Trust’s evenings of comedy have also read like a who’s who of British comedians, including Russell Brand, Ricky Gervais, Stewart Lee, Peter Kay, Steve Coogan, Frankie Boyle, James Corden, Kevin Richardson, Tim Minchin, Alan Davies, Jimmy Carr, Greg Davies, John Bishop, Rhod Gilbert and Jack Whitehall.
Teenage Cancer Trust’s Honorary Patron and The Who front man, Roger Daltrey CBE, is the driving force behind the shows. Roger Daltrey, said: "It’s hard to believe this is our 16th year at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust, and I'm very happy to be announcing such a varied line up. The money raised is invaluable to this charity, which receives no government funding in England, to help young people with cancer in the NHS. In return for the public's hard earned cash, we aim to put on some very special shows.
“We’ve had so many incredible moments at these shows over the years but these moments are made even more special by the wonderful young people I have met. They shouldn’t have to stop being teenagers just because they have cancer. They are young people first – cancer patients second. With their incredible vigour and positivity as inspiration, we aim to keep Teenage Cancer Trust leading the world in cancer care for this age group.”
The shows have played a huge role in the growth of the charity, helping to take the total number of specialist Teenage Cancer Trust units across the country to 28 and to fund nearly 63 expert teenage cancer nurses and youth support coordinators.
From 2000 to 2015, over 200 artists will have performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the charity with nearly 500,000 fans in attendance including over 2,000 young people with cancer.
However, right now, for every young person with cancer Teenage Cancer Trust supports, there is another they currently cannot. This must change. By supporting Teenage Cancer Trust you are helping the charity get closer to the goal of supporting every young person with cancer in this country.
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