Comedy stand up charity event at The Leadmill

24 February 2022

Shelter is recruiting brave contestants to take part in an amateur comedy night to raise money for Sheffield’s homeless.

It is the first of its kind here in Sheffield, a charity event which is being organised by Shelter to raise money and fight homelessness in the South Yorkshire city. While there have been similar events in London, Manchester and Edinburgh, Sheffield’s Hub is celebrating their premiere with the “Stand up and fight for home” comedy event. 

Every person who signs up to be a part of the event will get five weeks of professional training with Anthony J Brown to get them ready, before performing alongside three other professionals in front of their family and friends at The Leadmill on the 3rd of April.

Popular nightclub and iconic music venue The Leadmill

Regional Community Fundraiser Ellie Tomlin, 26, said that: “We wanted to push people out of their comfort zone, that’s why we wanted to recruit people who never really thought about doing anything like this. 

“Whether someone always fancied giving stand up a go, thinks that they’re hilarious or simply wants to take on a challenge to fight homelessness. We’d love to have them join us”

The sign-up fee is £30, with participants aiming for a fundraising target of £500 by getting sponsored for taking part. All the money raised will go to Shelter to help the people who are denied the right to a safe home.

Miss Tomlin added that: “This is obviously a really exciting challenge but we get that comedy is not for everybody, so if anyone still wants to support Shelter’s work but in a different way, then we would be really keen for them to get in touch.”

Although the workshop has already started, there are still 4 comedy lectures left which will start on the 8th of March, so if anyone is looking to sign-up, they can email ellie_tomlin@shelter.org.uk or visit https://shelterstandup.eventbrite.co.uk/

Tickets for the event are available to buy at https://sheffieldcomedy.eventbrite.co.uk/

Flyer for the event

Written by Roman Reiter

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