A high profile line-up of comedy stars will join forces in Islington’s Union Chapel, London this autumn to raise cash for the Integrated Education Fund (IEF).
Among the stars taking to the stage at the historic London venue are Al Murray, Sara Pascoe, Carl Donnelly, Shane Todd, Aisling Bea and Jarlath Regan as well as host, comedian and actress Wendy Wason.
The night, titled Class Acts, promises to generate side-splitting laughter on Monday October 30 when it will donate all proceeds to the Integrated Education Fund.
As well as bringing some of the UK and Ireland’s best-loved comedic acts together to entertain an audience of 900, Class Acts will also highlight the reconciliation and understanding that is the result of educating Northern Irish children together regardless of their religion, race and nationality.
Comedian Wendy Wason, who is hosting the evening, said:
“My husband is from Northern Ireland and is a supporter of integrated education there. After attending a couple of Integrated Education Fund events with him I knew I wanted to do something to support their amazing work. Northern Ireland has made so much positive progress over recent years but we need to do what we can to support efforts to sustain and build on it. That’s why I’m so pleased to do my bit for the IEF.
“I booked the terrific Union Chapel and roped a few of my comedy friends into taking part. I’m thrilled that Al Murray, Sara Pascoe, Carl Donnelly and Shane Todd have agreed to perform, with more names to follow in the weeks ahead. Tickets are only £20 each and I’m sure they’ll sell fast, so my advice is to buy yours early.
The IEF’s campaign fundraiser, Ronan McCay added:
“The IEF enjoys great support in London, especially from the Irish community. We are very glad to have Wendy Wason working with us to put the Class Acts line-up together. It’s great to have her on our side and bringing such tremendous enthusiasm to her support for us.
“Alongside our sincere gratitude to Wendy I want to convey a big ‘thank you’ to all the acts giving so generously of their time to help us. I also want to record our appreciation to the Irish Post for being our media partner for this event. All that goodwill is deeply appreciated.
“I’m very much looking forward to what will be an unforgettable night of entertainment, hopefully raising a lot of money for our schools in the process. I look forward to seeing many from the London-Irish community in Union Chapel in the audience.
“What better way to spend an evening than helping out a great cause while having a good laugh? So get online here and get your tickets now for what promises to be an unforgettable night’s craic.”
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