Charity Chuckle Stands Up to End Violence Against Women

One of the South Coast’s longest-running and most successful comedy nights, Charity Chuckle, will be raising smiles at the same time as raising money for local charities Rise and Survivor’s Network as part of a range of events to end violence against women.

Charity Chuckle
Photo: Sam Savage as Linda Larkin. Photo credit. Ed Moore @ Edshots

The comedy night, on Tuesday, December 8 2015, forms part of a 16 day city-wide campaign from 25th November (the UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women) to the 10th December (Human Rights Day), where a range of agencies, groups and individuals are coming together to work to end all forms of violence against women.

This year sees Charity Chuckle‘s fifth annual 16 Days of Action comedy benefit, which features an all-female line-up of award-winning and up-and-coming comedians. The evening will include TV and radio favourite Angela Barnes, Funny’s Funny winner Sam Savage as Linda Larkin, and Irish comedian Gráinne Maguire, who recently made headlines for live-tweeting her menstrual cycle to Ireland’s political head in protest of Ireland’s abortion laws.

The charity evening will be compered with warmth and a sprinkle of seasonal naughtiness by Suzy Bennett, and feature sets from Athena Kugblenu, Brodi Snook, Louise Reay and Jane Postlethwaite.

Charity Chuckle has raised over £18,500 for local charities and is unique in that it is the only regular comedy fundraiser in the country to raise money for a different local charity each time. This event will share profits between Rise and Survivor’s Network to help raise awareness, money and morale for the local domestic violence and abuse charities as part of global campaign, 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women. 

The show will be in the Brighton Komedia Studio which has a relaxed atmosphere, cabaret seating and a fully stocked bar with tickets available for £10 from the Komedia Box Office.