100 Hearts, A Night of Comedy

100 Hearts, a Night of Comedy is promising to be one of the most incredible nights of the comedy year with a galaxy of stars turning out for charity. Peter Gray reports.

A night of glittering entertainment is on offer at the London Palladium on the 13th of February 2019 as some of Britain’s best comedians gather on behalf of charity for what is sure to be an unforgettable night.

The evening is in support of the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity and the list of comedians appearing on the night includes Harry Enfield, Rob Brydon, Greg Davies, Dara Ó Briain, Omid Djalili and James Acaster. The event is called 100 Hearts, a Night of Comedy and tickets for the evening went on sale on the 1st November 2018.

The compere for the event will be former BBC1 chat show host Clive Anderson and the show will be produced by distinguished composer Philip Pope. The musician said: “Aided by an amazing cast of comedians and musicians, ‘100 Hearts’ is our way of contributing to Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals’ continued excellence, by funding ground-breaking technology – so that others may get that same chance.”

The composer also talked about his son Will’s battle with heart problems. “It’s hard to believe that six years ago our son Will was in hospital with heart failure, not knowing if he would survive even a few days. Thanks to the generosity of his donor, the skill and dedication of the surgical team and life-saving new equipment, he is now leading a normal, healthy, active life. He’s been given a second chance”.

Pope created 100 Hearts alongside his wife Rosie in 2015 as a way of saying thank you to the doctors and nurses who helped save his son’s life. The initiative has now raised over half a million pounds for charity.

All the proceeds from the night will go to the charity and be used to support The Harefield Transplant and Cystic Fibrosis ‘Back in the Driving Seat’ Appeal. The Transplant Appeal will help fund the Harefield’s critically acclaimed Transplant Programme. The scheme funds the development of organ care systems which could allow organs to come from greater distances.

The Royal Brompton’s Cystic Fibrosis Department is also financing the creation of a digital platform that will enable people with cystic fibrosis to have a greater level of control over their lives and care.

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What: standup comedy
When: July 11th 7.30pm
Where: Brixton