Russell Howard to host huge charity comedy gig

More comedians added to Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall returns for its 18th year, hosting a series of evenings of music and comedy.

The charity event’s organisers have now revealed comedy heavyweights Dara O’Briain, Sara Pascoe and Desiree Burch will perform alongisde the previously announced Greg Davies, Mo Gilligan and Paul Chowdhry. All join host Russell Howard for an evening of world-class live stand-up.

The evening of comedy hosted by Russell Howard will take place on Tuesday 20 March 2018, flanked by evenings welcoming headliners UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Roger Daltrey, Courteeners performing St Jude, Kasabian, and Def Leppard.

Since 2000, a variety of comedians have performed for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, raising over £27 million for young people with cancer. The funds raised have helped the charity provide 28 specialist cancer units and over 60 nursing staff in NHS hospitals across the UK.

Host Russell Howard is one of the UK’s most successful comedians. He last appeared at London’s Royal Albert Hall during his 2017 world tour, breaking the record for the most consecutive nights performed at the venue. He delivered ten shows in a row as part of the 81 date tour, which ran across 12 countries.

He currently hosts and writes The Russell Howard Hour on Sky One, having previously presented Russel Howard’s Good News on BBC Three.

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Dara O’Briain will perform an exclusive set at the comedy night. He is best known for hosting BBC’s Mock The Week, Robot Wars and Stargazing Live, as well as many more. He has five best-selling DVDs to his name, and will be touring his latest Voice Of Reason show across the globe until 2019.

Comedian, author and presenter Sara Pascoe is currently writing her second book Sex Power Money, and leads BBC Radio 4 series The Modern Monkey. She is touring her live show LadsLadsLads this Autumn following sold out runs in the West End and at Edinburgh Fringe.

Desiree Burch has appeared on a wealth of TV panel shows, and appeared on a host of podcasts. Her past two Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows, This Is Evolution and Unf*ckable, have proved to be sold out hits.

They’ll be joined by Greg Davis, who as well as an illustrious stand-up career has starred in Channel 4’s Man Down, and as the Head of Sixth Form in The Inbetweeners.

The UK’s fastest rising social media star Mo Gilligan will take the stage, having created his own blend of online comedy sketches and sold out some huge stand-up shows.

Paul Chowdhry stars in Taskmaster, Stand Up for the Week and Live at the Apollo, embarking on his Live Innit tour last year. He became the first British Asian stand-up to sell out the SSE Arena Wembley in London.

The evening of comedy forms part of seven nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall in support of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Monday 19 March 2018
UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey, supported by Hollie Cook, Three The Hard Way – Dennis Bovell, Brinsley Forde and David Hinds and special guest David Rodigan MBE.

Tuesday 20 March 2018
An Evening of Comedy hosted by Russell Howard, feat. special guests: Greg Davies, Mo Gilligan and Paul Chowdhry.

Wednesday 21 March 2018
Nile Rodgers & Chic

Thursday 22 March 2018
Roger Daltrey

Friday 23 March 2018
Courteeners perfomring St Jude

Saturday 24 March 2018

Sunday 25 March 2018
Def Leppard

Tickets for An Evening Of Comedy hosted by Russell Howard, as well as any remaining tickets for the Teenage Cancer Trust season, are available through