Sold out show sees leading British comedians perform to raise funds for JDRF

Posted on 19 April 2017

Left to right: Josh Widdicombe, Nish Kumar, Ed Gamble, Joel Dommett.

Last night some of the UK’s finest stand-up comedy names gathered to perform at a special gig in London to raise funds for JDRF.

Ed Gamble, a leading comedy actor and stand-up show favourite, is running the 2017 London Marathon for JDRF and hosted an evening of laughs with six fellow comics, with proceeds supporting Ed’s fundraising.

A bucket collection at the end of the evening also saw generous donations from the crowd.

Ed lives with type 1 diabetes and is a supporter of JDRF.

Aisling Bea, Milton Jones, Josh Widdicombe, Joel Dommett, Nish Kumar and Lolly Adefope joined Ed at the sold out show at the Half Moon pub in Putney, west London.

Irish actor, writer and stand-up comedian Aisling Bea has appeared in popular TV shows such as the BAFTA-nominated thriller The Fall.

She has also appeared on comedy shows including Room 101, 8 out of 10 Cats and QI.

From left: Joel Dommett, Aisling Bea, Ed Gamble, Milton Jones, Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar

Joel Dommett was a finalist in 2016’s I’m a Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here’ and has also appeared in television shows such as Skins, Casualty and Reality Bites.

Fellow funnyman Josh Widdicombe is one of Britain’s leading young comic actors and TV personalities, especially since the 2012 Paralympic-themed show The Last Leg, which he co-presents, became so popular it continued beyond 2012, winning numerous awards and acclaim.

Nish Kumar has appeared on Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week and QI, amongside numerous other television and radio appearances.

One-liner expert Milton Jones, star of Mock the Week and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow also performed his deadpan specialty.

The stellar line up was completed by up-and-coming comic Lolly Adefope, one of the Evening Standard’s Fresh Faces of 2016, who enjoyed a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.