Top comedians unite to raise funds for brain tumour charity

John Bishop will perform in aid of a brain tumour charity
Comedian John Bishop

Some of Britain’s top comedians will perform at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe to help raise funds for a cancer charity.

Underbelly, one of the Fringe’s biggest venues, is partnering with The Brain Tumour Charity for an all-star evening of live comedy. The Big Brain Benefit Show will take place in Edinburgh at the Underbelly on August 23.

There will be an amazing bill of incredible comedians lined up for the Big Brain Benefit show. On the night, there will be performances by John Bishop, Charlie Baker, Suzi Ruffell, Jason Byrne and much more.

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer for children and adults under 40 and increased funding for research is desperately needed.

The Brain Tumour Charity remains at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.

This is a cause very near and dear to Underbelly’s heart as director Ed Bartlam’s young son was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer last year, reported the Edinburgh Reporter. Thankfully, he has now had treatment and is in remission.

All box office income will go straight to The Brain Tumour Charity and Underbelly will match this amount as a donation to the charity, doubling the money that will be raised on the night.

 

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