Comedy stars take centre stage in Gloucester for local hospice

Comedy stars from the screen are making their way to Gloucester Guildhall next month to bring the Gloucester Comedy Festival to a close whilst raising funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Taking place between 26th to 29th October the Gloucester Comedy festival will come to a curtain close with a star-studded special stand-up show at the Gloucester venue, all in aid of the local hospice charity.

Nish Kumar, host of BBC2’s ‘The Mash Report’ with be headlining the evening with support from hit comedy podcaster, Carl Donnelly, who has himself appeared on Mock the Week, Russell Howard’s Good News and Dave’s One Night Stand amongst others.

All profits from the finale show will be donated to Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, the official charity partner for the festival.

Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is the only inpatient hospice in Gloucestershire. As well its 16-bed inpatient unit, the hospice offers specialist support both in its day hospice and takes its expert care and ethos out into the community into the homes of people living with life-limiting conditions through its Hospice at Home Team.

Kelly Rumble, Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice Community Fundraising Manager said, “We’re really grateful Gloucester Comedy Festival have chosen to support us this year and we’re thrilled that comedy stars are taking centre stage to support the finale, which will donate 100% of the proceeds to hospice. Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court is a warm, friendly and special place and laughter is a big part of that, so it’s really fitting that people can go along to enjoy a night of superb comedy, fun and laughter whilst raising much needed funds for our care.”

Simon Griffiths, Festival Director of the Gloucester Comedy Festival, added, “It’s a real honour to support Sue Ryder’s Gloucestershire hospice this year.  We wanted to support a local charity that makes a difference to people in the county. If the joy and laughter of comedy can help Sue Ryder support and care for those facing tough times then that is something we couldn’t be happier to help with.”


The show takes place on Sunday 29th October at Gloucester Guildhall from 7pm with tickets costing £13.50.

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