A Night of Comedy in aid of Diverse Abilities

A night of comedy is being held at The Black Cherry in Bournemouth in aid of Dorset’s Disability Charity, Diverse Abilities.

The new event is to be held on Thursday 16th February, and will be hosted by resident Master of Ceremonies, Andrew White, as he guides you through a night of awesome stand-up with McClaine Beirne, Graham Whistler and Steve Day as the headliner.

The Line-Up…

Andrew White is flamboyantly repressed and optimistically cynical. Fast rising through the comedy ranks with an act that’s not to be missed, and has been described as Joe Lycett as “very exciting and very funny”.

Mclaine Beirne has been described as one of the most exciting new comedians on the circuit, with a “unique voice and surprising comedic twist”.  He likes to share a few weird thoughts and embarrassing stories, mixed in with a few jokes.

Graham Whistler is an internationally acclaimed stand-up comedian, performing since 2010 in venues all over the UK, as well as Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and the US. As well as using very personal material about living with Cerebral Palsy, Graham is well known for his “candor and unique perspective”. Graham has taken two solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, Leicester Comedy, and Ram Comedy festivals, as well as success in competitions over the years.

Steve Day is remarkably funny, with a light-hearted and self-effacing style which helps him form an instantaneous connection with his audience. A familiar voice on BBC Radio 4, Steve has appeared many times on You and Yours, was a ‘token man’ on Woman’s Hour, and has appeared in two radio dramas, All Fingers and Thumbs with Bill Nighy.

Mariana Swain, events fundraising officer, commented: “We are really excited to launch this new event. It will be a fantastic way to spend an evening in February, with entertainment from four hilarious comedians. We hope to be able to reach a new audience, who will be able to support our work with children and adults with physical and learning disabilities in Dorset.”

Rachel, one of the three owners of The Black Cherry, commented: “We are really keen to support the work of Diverse Abilities, as we strongly believe theatre & comedy are for everyone. It’s great to be able to do this in such a positive & upbeat way, introducing people to great up-and-coming professional comedians, in our wonderful creative space.”

Tickets are £15 per person, or £25 to include a pizza and drink. Find out more and get your tickets at diverseabilities.org.uk/comedy.

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