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One week to go until Comic Relief’s Spectacular

For the first time ever, Comic Relief will bring together the biggest names in comedy for a special one-off event

Comic Relief is hosting an incredible night of stand-up comedy on 28 February 2019 at The SSE Arena, Wembley – and tickets are on sale now

The hilarious Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, John Bishop, Katherine Ryan, Kerry Godliman, Sir Lenny Henry, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan and Russell Howard are among the giants of comedy performing.

Superstar comedian Nina Conti and rising stars Judi Love and Rosie Jones has also been added to the line-up with one week to go.

The one-off event will raising funds for the much-beloved charity, whose biennial telethon will return on 15 March and this year Comic Relief is asking the nation to come together and make a difference to people’s lives both here in the UK and around the world.

Headliner Russell Howard said,“Gigs like this are great as they help Comic Relief raise vital funds that enable them to help people here in the UK and around the world. Back in 2017, I travelled to Liberia for Red Nose Day where I saw first-hand how Comic Relief cash was making a difference to lives over there - it was such an eye opener; which is why I’m delighted to be joining forces with them again to take part in the first ever Comic Relief Spectacular. So grab your ticket now, for what promises to be an enormous, life-changing night of fun!”

Alan Carr, who will also appear on the night, said: The excitement really is building as we get ready to come together for the Comic Relief Spectacular on the 28th February. It’s already such a great line up and I was absolutely thrilled to announce that the incredibly talented Kerry Godliman and rising star of comedy, Rosie Jones, are going to be joining us at The SSE Arena, Wembley. I know it’s going to be such a fun night, and with it being just around the corner, now’s the chance to get your tickets!”

Katherine Ryan added: “I can’t wait to take part in the first ever Comic Relief Spectacular. With a name like that, you know it’s going to be an extravaganza. The SSE Arena, Wembley is such an iconic venue and I love performing in London. It’s so exciting to know that I’ll be joined by some of the biggest names in comedy for a life-changing night of laughs. Money raised will enable Comic Relief to help people right here in the UK and around the world. So you know what to do – grab your ticket and we’ll see you in February!”

Comedy legend Lenny Henry – who also performs as part of the spectacular – co-founded Comic Relief with Richard Curtis in `985 and has presented the yearly telethon since its inception.

Since then, Comic Relief has raised over £1billion in an effort make a difference to people’s lives both here in the UK and around the world. The biennial live fundraier features unique performances and sketches from comedians and people from the wider world of entertainment, in return for the public’s donations.

Don’t miss out on a stellar comedy line-up, raising vitals funds for Comic Relief.

Here’s the date:

28 February 2019 – The SSE Arena, Wembley, London

Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster.co.uk

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