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Impact Arts Comedy Benefit!

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On the 22nd of July, Impact Arts will be hosting a comedy benefit at legendary venue The Stand in Glasgow, good news for everyone who is looking ahead to the Fringe Festival in August! Featuring a line-up of comedy stalwarts, which so far includes Larah Bross, Gareth Waugh, Chris Forbes and Bruce Fummey, the event will be compéred by Jay Lafferty. Ticket sales will raise funds for Impact Arts life-changing creative programmes.

Jay Lafferty said:

“Comedy is an amazing vehicle for improving confidence and increasing wellbeing! Impact Arts has a strong ethos of supporting budding young performers through programmes like Creative Pathways and Gallery 37. We hope that this comedy night will raise funds to support more young people to forge a career in the creative industries and give people a good laugh in the process!”

Chris Forbes is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, actor and writer who has starred in and written for numerous TV, radio and stage productions. As an Actor, Chris has appeared in BBC shows, SCOT SQUAD, DEAR GREEN PLACE and the upcoming sitcom from Pappy's sketch group, BADULTS. Chris is also one third of the critically acclaimed sketch group, 'How Do I Get Up There?’

Chris said:

“I am honoured to be part of the benefit night to raise money for Impact Arts as I have seen first-hand some of the fantastic work they do. The arts (comedy in particular) are a great way to inspire creativity in people and the confidence that can build in someone can make a huge difference in their lives.

“I know how much performing has helped me become a more confident and motivated individual so providing a platform for others who may be struggling or just in need of some inspiration or direction, is incredibly important and worthwhile.”

Gareth Waugh is a Scottish comedian who is a regular on the Edinburgh Festival circuit, and has several radio credits to his name including “Radio 4 Xtra Stands Up”; Radio Scotland’s “Glasgow Banter”; Radio 4’s “The Speakeasy” as well as several others.

Larah Bross, a Canadian comedian from Montreal will be joining Gareth and Chris. Larah has many strings to her bow, being a successful writer, presenter and a veteran of both sketch and stand up comedy.

We're pleased to confirm that our headliner is Bruce Fummey. Bruce has been a teacher, a financial advisor and computer trainer, but we like him best as a stand-up comedian. Other accolades include winning Wag of the Year at the Marriot hotel in Glasgow, helping to raise £31,000 for charity!

You can see the five of them, plus other special guests for a night of belly laughs all for a good cause!


8.30pm on 22nd July 2015.

The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NG

Over 18’s only.

Tickets are £5 and are available here or on the door.

Please contact Katie Smith or 0141 575 3001 for more info.


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