Comic Relief Live launches a new and exclusive gig in Manchester



Comic Relief has today, January 27th, announced an exciting line-up of fresh British talent lending their comedy repertoire to support this year’s Red Nose Day fundraising campaign.

Comic Relief Live, a series of unique comedy gigs hosted by familiar Comic Relief faces, will visit Manchester as well as three other UK cities for Red Nose Day 2017.

The gig in Manchester, on Sunday February 19th, will see John Bishop host a wonderful night of fresh and raw talent at The Comedy Store that will profile and highlight the comedy stars of the future, including:


Jamali Maddix

Kieran Hodgson

Lauren Pattison

Liam Williams

Lloyd Griffith


John Bishop, hosting Comic Relief Live in Manchester, said:

“It will be an honour to host Comic Relief Live in Manchester, I can’t wait to share the stage with the best up and coming comedians on the circuit at the moment. Being able to profile the future stars of the comedy world will be a real thrill and I’m excited to see what the night will bring.

“Comic Relief Live offers a great opportunity for the audience here in Manchester to not only witness fresh comedy talent, it will also allow everyone involved the chance to say they’ve supported this year’s Red Nose Day by helping to raise money and make a difference to people living tough lives here in the UK and across Africa.”

Tickets will cost £15 / £13.50 concession and 100% of the show price will go to Comic Relief.

Tickets can be bought via and further information can be found on

Alongside Comic Relief Live, this Red Nose Day will also see the launch of a new online comedy series, exclusive to the Comic Relief YouTube channel that will feature original sketches from some of the UK’s most exciting comic writers and performers.


Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis said:

“Red Nose Day has always benefited from the support of incredible British comic talent, so it seems right that this year we’re handing the mic over to some of the most exciting new names on the circuit, from writers to stand-ups and actors. These special gigs and the new YouTube series are a chance to see the comedy stars of tomorrow in action.”


Comic Relief Live will see John Bishop, Lenny Henry, Jo Brand, and Elis James introduce audiences to some of the most exciting up and comers on the British comedy circuit. These exclusive gigs visit Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester between 9th February and 1st March.


Subscribe to the Comic Relief YouTube channel at to see the new comedy series as the sketches are released, along with some of the most iconic Comic Relief sketches from recent years.


Further information about Comic Relief Live can be found on