ED2014 Comedy ED2014 News

Packed lined up confirmed for this year’s Waverley Care Gala

By | Published on Wednesday 16 July 2014

Comedy Gala

Ah, the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care.

It’s always a packed night of top stand-up, even if the time I attended, at the end of a very long ThreeWeeks day, I may have dozed off during a weirdly booked dance act, only to be jolted into consciousness by a ranting Jerry Sadowitz. But, that aside, what I do remember is just quite how many top comedy names they managed to squeeze into one bill, you half expected Norris McWhirter to walk on stage to declare that some kind of record had been broken.

And this year’s Gala, on 19 Aug, will repeat that feat, with the Off The Kerb organised event featuring no less than Andrew Lawrence, Cardinal Burns, Romesh Ranganathan, Ivo Graham, Suzi Ruffell, Henry Paker, Angela Barnes, Marlon Davis, Shappi Khorsandi, Andrew Ryan, Des Bishop, Des Clarke, Mark Watson, James Acaster, Lucy Beaumont, Nish Kumar, Lloyd Langford, The Noise Next Door and Ed Gamble.

It’s all lovingly hosted by Kevin Bridges and Seann Walsh, and raises valuable funds for a very excellent cause, Scotland’s leading charity in providing care and support to people living with HIV or Hepatitis C.

Says Waverley Care CEO Grant Sugden: “We continue to be immensely grateful to all the comedians who take part in the Comedy Gala and to everyone at Off the Kerb. Over the years, these events have raised a phenomenal £320,000, a sum which has enabled us to make a profound and lasting impact on the lives of many people who are living with HIV or Hepatitis C”.

This year’s Gala takes place at the Edinburgh Playhouse, and tickets are already on sale here.