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Friday, 16 February 2018

Britain's biggest stand-up stars assemble for 'Big Comedy Gala' at Birmingham Hippodrome

Fresh from her hugely successful debut show ‘What Would Beyoncé Do?!’, star of Comic Relief and Live at The Apollo, Luisa Omelan will bring the cream of UK stand-up talent to Birmingham later this month.

One-off comedy bonanza, Dead Funny, with donate 100% of all proceeds to Helena’s Hospice Foundation. 

Featuring a phenomenal line up of some of the best comics in the country, the event will see ten of the brightest stars in UK stand-up unite for a 2-hour comedy extravaganza featuring guest appearances by Sara Pascoe, Mo Gilligan, Tom Allen, Ellie Taylor, Iain Stirling, Dan Nightingale, Tez Ilyas, Jen Brister, Suzi Ruffell and Aaron Twitchen. 

In October 2017, Luisa had a full UK tour booked in the diary, which was expected to be her signature ‘party with jokes in’ style of comedy. 

However, in July of 2017, Luisa sadly lost her mother to a short but extremely brutal battle with cancer. Luisa still wanted to take the stage and honour the tour dates, so instead, she opted to talk about her mother’s journey with raw, unrelenting emotion; culminating in a huge emotional performance of ‘Luisa: Live’ at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, receiving praise from the likes of BBC commissioner Shane Allen, and Dawn French. 

During this tour, Luisa received donations from audience members to kick start a charity in her dearly beloved mum’s name. And so, Helena’s Hospice Foundation was born. 

The foundation helps hospices around the UK by buying things that are not a priority on their budget but make a world of difference to those people experiencing end-of-life care; such as baths, family and guest beds, Sky TV, vending machines and beauty treatments.

So far, to this date, Luisa has raised £25,000 for the foundation and this figure continues to rise.

Dead Funny takes to the stage at Birmingham Hippodrome on Wednesday, February 28th 2018.

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