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Comedy stars unite for tsunami fundraiser



Story by Lizzie Guilfoyle

BRITAIN'S comedy stars have teamed up to raise money for the Asian tsunami disaster appeal and will, no doubt, be pulling out all the stops when they take to the stage at 8pm on Tuesday, February 22, 2005, at London's Carling Apollo in Hammersmith.

Hosted by Jack Dee, Jonathan Ross, Graham Norton and Lily Savage, the show is expected to accomodate each participating comic in a five-minute slot.

And the list is long indeed and, so far, includes: Dawn French, Julie Walters and Victoria Wood; Lee Evans, Jimmy Carr, Johnny Vegas, Bill Bailey, Jo Brand, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal, John Culshaw, Omid Djalili, Eddie Izzard, The League of Gentlemen, Alistair McGowan, Dave Spikey and percussion act Stomp.

Other big name acts will be announced over the coming week.

Tickets are now on sale and cost £50. Telephone 0870 606 3400

And for all those unable to attend, the whole show will be recorded for release on DVD.

All proceeds will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

 

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