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Returning for its third and final show, 100 Hearts: A Night of Comedy will put a smile on your face and in your heart.
The charity gala will be held at The London Palladium on 13 February 2019. It brings together an assortment of top comedians to raise money for Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity. All the proceeds go toward funding the charity’s two priority projects: The Harefield Transplant and Cystic Fibrosis “Back in the Driving” Seat Appeals.
The line-up for this edition of 100 Hearts is bigger than ever – and it features some of the best comedians the UK has to offer. Organisers have announced Rob Brydon, who recently wrapped up a headline tour as well as his joint Talk to the Town tour with Lee Mack and David Mitchell, will appear.
Joining him is Dara Ó Briain, one of the most recognisable faces on British TV. Ó Briain has also been out on the road this year with his Voice of Reason tour.
“Heart and lung disease can affect any of us and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals are the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK,” said Ó Briain. “So, I wanted to do something that would raise them a big chunk of money and while I have been told that laughter is actually the best medicine, I promise to leave the treatments to the doctors and nurses, this time.”
Other comedians confirmed for 100 Hearts include Harry Enfield, Greg Davies, Rachel Parris, Angus Deayton and Omid Djalili.
They’ll lead a line up also welcoming James Acaster, Jess Robinson, Sindhu Vee, Michael Fenton Stevens, Helen Atkinson Wood, Ahir Shah and Ken Cheng.
Guiding you through the incredibly funny evening will be Clive Anderson, who is best known for hosting the improvisational TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, among many others.
Launched in 2015, 100 Hearts was created by composer Philip Pope and his wife Rosie. Their son Will was saved by a heart transplant at Harefield Hospital on New Year’s Eve in 2012 at the age of 20. The show has run twice and raised over half a million pounds.
“With the help of an amazing cast of comedians and musicians, 100 Hearts is our way of contributing to Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals’ continued excellence, by funding ground-breaking technology – so that others may get that same chance,” said Pope.
Don’t miss out on an evening of laughter for a fantastic cause on 13 February 2019 at The London Palladium.
Tickets for 100 Hearts will be available by presale at 10:00 on Thursday 1 November 2018 and by general sale at 10:00 on Friday 2 November 2018 via Ticketmaster.co.uk.