What to expect

Prepare for a something a little different. On Thursday 19th November, we’re hosting IRIS Charity Comedy Night – and you’re invited!

Following months of hard work and a week of discussions with IRIS Live, it’s time to relax with something other than a quiz; and what’s more, you don’t even need to leave the house.

Our compère for the evening will be Simon Brodkin (Lee Nelson); we’re also excited to be joined by comedian Russell Kane and two support acts.

Russell Kane

Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known from his regular TV appearances across various shows including Live At The Apollo, Unzipped, Celebrity Juice, Live At The Electric, Sport Relief, Children In Need and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now. During lockdown he's become famous for his uniquely funny Kaneing It live videos across social media. Russell was nominated four times for prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards before winning Best Show in 2010. He then went on to make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year. His award-winning show Smokescreens & Castles was recorded in front of his home crowd in Westcliff-on-Sea’s at the Palace Theatre and released by Universal Pictures in 2011. Famed for his critically acclaimed tours Russell has been performing sell-out shows across the globe. There is no end to his talents having published his first novel The Humorist which was nominated for a literary prize, he has also written, directed and starred in three plays two of which have toured, and one, blank verse, which was performed in the main house of the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Simon Brodkin

Simon Brodkin is best known for his comic creation Lee Nelson, who starred in his own BBC TV series and also across various shows as a guest including BBC Live At The Apollo. Simon is also a serial prankster and has hit the headlines several times with large scale stunts including invading Kanye West's stage at Glastonbury, giving Theresa May a P45, showering Sepp Blatter in bank notes.

Tickets are FREE; all you have to do is register, tune in and, if you enjoy the show, donate to our charity appeal.



Thursday 19th November

7:45PM tune in

8:00PM go live