There’s still a chance to get tickets for the Stand Up For Slapstick event at Bristol’s Colston Hall on Sunday June 24, 2012.
Organisers have revealed two more comedians who will be joining the likes of Lucy Porter, Marcus Brigstocke and Rory Bremner for the one-off event. They are Ronnie Golden and Boothby Graffoe. Other acts confirmed are Barry Cryer, Ronnie and Arthur Smith.
The event is raising money for Slapstick, Bristol’s much loved annual festival of silent and visual screen comedy. The event is being held to make sure that the internationally-acclaimed Slapstick festival of silent and visual comedy can keep going and growing, despite rising costs and the reduced availability of private sponsorship and public grants. Chief funders of the annual Slapstick festival are: Creative England and Aardman Animations.
The Slapstick team is hoping the Colston Hall show will add around £15,000 to the budget for the next Slapstick festival, taking place in Bristol in late January 2013 (read our review of one of the events, here). As with last year, the plan is that Slapstick 2013 will be a four-day celebration of classic screen comedy, including masterpieces from the silent film era and salutes to vintage television series and entertainers.
Slapstick festival director Chris Daniels says: “It’s a very safe bet that Bristol has never witnessed a comedy line-up like this one before, nor had the chance to see such an impressive line-up of comedy talent at such a good price – £22 for a night packed with laughter. We’re absolutely thrilled, both by the quality of the programme and by the level of regard it shows for Slapstick. These acts are all in big demand as solo entertainers yet they have all readily agreed that Slapstick is a cause worth helping.”