Tuesday 11 August is the first anniversary of Robin Williams’ passing. He is much missed. By way of tipping their hats to his memory, and raising money for mental health charities, comedy promoters Dec Munro [Test Tube Comedy] and Isabelle Adam [ACMS, Comedy Club 4 Kids] are putting on a big old benefit gig with the fizziest and funniest stand-ups around. At least one of whom got to gig with the man himself!
Line-up confirmed so far includes: Nish Kumar (MC), Tony Law, Trygve Wakenshaw, Tiernan Douieb, Alex Edelman, Sofie Hagen, ACMS in the guise of Thom Tuck and John-Luke Roberts, and the Weirdos collective (whose 2012 Christmas shows saw them perform Spielberg’s ‘Hook’ live on stage, with the award-winning John Kearns in Williams’ role of Peter Pan).
The money raised will be split 50/50 between Mind, and SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health). Both charities provide advice and support for those experiencing a mental health problem, or caring for those who are.
Both groups campaign to improve metal health services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
A spokesman for the event said: “Both organisations are vital, and we are proud to support their work.”
Venue: The Liquid Room, 9C Victoria Street EH1 2HE | Tel: 0131 225 2564
Date: Tuesday 11 August | Time: 23.45-01.30 | Running Time: 105mins
Tickets: £7.50 advance (plus 75p booking fee), or £10 on the door (subject to availability)
Venue website: www.liquidroom.com | Venue Twitter: @LIQUIDROOMS