This one-off charity comedy gig will be held at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 21 March, with a line-up including John Bishop, James Acaster, Jo Brand, Josh Widdecombe, with Jon Richardson hosting. More names will be announced!
The gig will bring together some of the biggest names in UK comedy to raise money to support the charity’s work to end homelessness and bad housing.
There are now 131,000 children in Britain who are homeless, the highest number in over a decade.
John Bishop said, “No family, and especially no child, should have to face homelessness. We’re going to put on a great night of comedy, and I hope people will come along and be generous in support such an important cause.”
Polly Neate, chief executive at Shelter, said “Stand Up for Shelter is a chance to for people to see some fantastic comedy and support the hundreds of thousands of people who are homeless in this country. We’d like to thank the whole line up for lending their support. The money we raise will help provide advice, support and legal services for people at the sharpest end of the housing crisis.”