Jessie J, Keith Lemon, Jonathan Ross, Alan Carr and Michael McIntyre for Channel 4’s Comedy Gala

by Anna Howell

Channel 4 will once again air a massive star-studded Comedy Gala next month, featuring a whole host of top comedy talent from around the world.

Channel 4’s Comedy Gala will be a spectacular two and a half hour-long show to air in May and will take place a London’s 02 Arena in front of a massive 14,00 strong audience of enthusiastic spectators, waiting to be tickled pink by the likes of Lee Evans, Alan Carr, Michael McIntyre, Jonathan Ross, Keith Lemon, Paddy McGuiness, Micky Flanagan, Sean Lock, Kevin Bridges, Jo Brand, Jack Whitehall, Jack Dee, Jon Richardson and Lee Nelson, with yet more acts still to be announced. Combined they will make it the biggest live stand up show in UK history.

The night will consist not only of stand up performances, it will also have live music from The Voice UK coach and ‘Price Tag’ singer Jessie J to open the show and will also feature several top quality specially written and performed comedy sketches from the assembled talent. Channel 4 have also announced that to tie in with the gala night on the channel, Alan Carr and Jimmy Carr will ‘Hijack the Ads’ and make the commercial breaks a bit more entertaining by popping up with their own hilarious and outrageous versions of TV’s biggest adverts of the moment.

The night might be full of laughs but it does have a very serious side. The Comedy Gala is all in aid of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. The event aims to raise thousands of pounds for the charity and all the comedy, presenting and music talent on display will be giving up their time free of charge to help raise valuable funds for the cause.

The show will take place on Friday 11th May at London’s 02 Arena and will be aired on Channel 4 later in that month.

Tickets are still available to attend Channel 4’s Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital here