Raising a Laugh in London for Integrated Education

Event Date: 2nd November, 2018

Top comedy stars Ed Byrne, Grainne Maguire, Wendy Wason, Carl Donnelly and Lou Sanders will come together and stand up for a for a good cause in November.

Stand Up for Integrated Education, on Friday 02 November in the London Irish Centre, Camden Square, London will present an exciting line-up of talent in a one-off special which promises to tickle your ribs.  All five comedians are giving their time in support of the Integrated Education Fund, the charity which works to grow integrated education in Northern Ireland in response to parental demand.

Raising a Laugh in London for Integrated EducationEd Byrne is an acclaimed Irish stand-up comedian, voice over artist and actor. He has presented television shows Uncut! Unseen Ads and Just for Laughs and is a guest on many television panel games.

Alice Fraser is an Australian comedian, writer, podcaster and actress. She has a twin brother who is a musician and philosopher, Henry Fraser.

Alice studied Law at the University of Sydney before going on to earn a Masters degree in English Literature (Rhetoric) in Cambridge, England. After making waves in the New York comedy scene, Fraser returned to Australia and in 2013, she was nominated as best newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival.

Alice made her film debut in the movie Never Hesitate as Emily in 2014. Also in 2014, Fraser spoke at a TEDx event at Macquarie University.

In January 2017, Alice received a Tomorrow Maker grant for her podcast, Tea with Alice. Previous guests on the podcast have included many illustrious comedy stars, such as Wil Anderson, Andy Zaltzman and others. In 2017, Fraser became a semi-regular co-host on the long running podcast The Bugle, hosted by Andy Zaltzman. The Tea With Alice podcast is funded by her Patreon page.

Wendy Wason was already an established actress (TV shows include Coupling and The IT Crowd) when she launched her comedy career in 2004. She has since wowed audiences in the UK, Ireland and the USA and been a finalist in several stand-up awards.

Luke McQueen is a stand up comedian, writer, performer and actor.

Luke is a critically acclaimed, maverick of the Edinburgh fringe. Luke made his name with anarchic youtube series’ #GetSarahBack and #FindMyAudience, and for his audacious publicity stunts.

Luke has a series for the BBC currently on iPlayer, The Luke McQueen Pilots made with Talkback. The series was nominated for a National Television Award and described as a ‘delirious’ best TV pick in The Guardian.

Luke will be appearing in A Brief History of Tim in 2019 in a guest lead role.

Lou Sanders is an English writer, stand-up comedian and actress. Her television appearances include programmes such as Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, a live appearance on BBC1’s ‘Red Nose Day 2017’ for Comic Relief as part of Russell Brand’s Stand-Up Hour, Comedy Up Late from the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Russell Howard’s Good News, Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and Sam Delaney’s News Thing, as well as radio appearances including The Unbelievable Truth for Radio 4.

Lou is also known for her work as a comedy writer, having written for television programmes including Stand Up for the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats and for acts including Miranda Hart. She was previously a co-host on The Richard Herring Show on Fubar Radio.

Commenting on the great line-up for the show, IEF Chief Executive Tina Merron said:
“Thank you Ed, Grainne, Wendy, Carl and Lou for supporting our work through Stand Up for Integrated Education.  It’s going to be a really good night out with star performers and guaranteed laughter and it’s already attracting a lot of interest.”

Tickets are available at £20 (booking fees may apply) at the Sliced Events box office: 0207 428 2080 or book online by clicking the link.

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Wendy Wason asks you to join her, Ed Byrne, Grainne Maguire and Carl Donnelly for Stand Up for Integrated Education, on Friday 02 November in the London Irish Centre, Camden Square, London.