Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fringe comic stars raise funds for Pakistan flood victims with special shows

Some of the best comedians performing at this year’s Fringe are getting together for Mock the Strong, 10 nights of cabaret to raise money for victims of the Pakistan flood, including Sean Hughes, Daniel Kitson, Shappi Khorsandi and Stewart Lee.

Some of the best comedians performing at this year’s Fringe are getting together for Mock the Strong, 10 nights of cabaret to raise money for victims of the Pakistan flood, including Sean Hughes, Daniel Kitson, Shappi Khorsandi and Stewart Lee.

The shows are being organised by Simon Munnery, who is also hosting in the guise of 43-year-old youth spokesperson Alan Parker: Urban Warrior.

Mock the Strong takes place at Banshee Labyrinth, Niddry Street, from 9.45pm - 10.45pm nightly from Wednesday August 18.

Entry will be on a first come, first in basis, with a bucket collection at the end to raise money for victims of the Pakistan flood.

The line-up is as follows:

Wednesday 18th - Dave Johns, Mike Wozniak, Sean Hughes
Thursday 19th- Alun Cochrane, Danny Bhoy, Stewart Lee
Friday 20th - Andy Zaltzman, Kevin Eldon, Daniel Kitson
Saturday 21st - Carey Marx, Shazia Mirza, TBA
Sunday 22nd- Stephen Carlin, New Art Club, Rob Rouse
Monday 23rd - Max Dickens, Miles Jupp, Paul Zenon
Tuesday 24th- Paul Sinha, Tiffany Stephenson, Dag Soras
Wednesday 25th - Tom Adams, John Hegley, Lara A King
Thursday 26th- Andrew Bird, Janey Godley, TBA
Friday 27th- Jollie, Shappi Khorsandi, Mathew Hardy
Saturday- 28th Lewis Schaeffer, Tara Flynn, Carl Donnelly

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