Kevin Bridges announced as host of Stand Up Against MND, King’s Theatre, Glasgow Monday 20 March, 2017
Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival
Stand Up Against MND
Monday 20 March, 2017
King’s Theatre, 297 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JN
Stellar Scottish stand up Kevin Bridges has just been announced as the host of Stand Up Against MND – the show which sees a galaxy of comedy stars coming together at the Glasgow Live International Comedy Festival to raise funds for MND Scotland at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow.
The night is dedicated to the memory of Motor Neurone Disease patient and campaigner Gordon Aikman, who died from the condition last month at the age of 31. Gordon was diagnosed with the terminal, muscle wasting condition at the age of 29 in 2014. Following his diagnosis, he formed the Gordon’s Fightback campaign raising over £500,000 for research to help fund a cure for the disease.
“Stand Up Against MND” is in its third year. In that time it has raised over £30,000 in support of Gordon’s Fightback and MND Scotland.
Kevin Bridges said: “I can’t wait for this show; it’s going to be a good laugh for a great cause. There’s a top line-up and it’s bound to be an excellent night of stand-up.
“We’ll also be raising some serious money for MND Scotland and Gordon’s Fightback, so get your tickets now and help fund a cure for this brutal disease.”
Lawrence Cowan, close friend of Gordon Aikman and Chair of MND Scotland, said: “Motor Neurone Disease killed my best friend. Every ticket you buy for this show will help fund a cure for future generations.
“Gordon was really excited about this year’s show. He would have loved to see Kevin and so many brilliant comedians come together to fund cutting-edge research into MND.
“This will be the event’s third year running and in that time it has raised over £30,000 in support of Gordon’s Fightback and MND Scotland.
“The fightback will not stop until we cure Motor Neurone Disease. With your help we can make a cure a reality.”
Alongside host Kevin Bridges, Stand Up Against MND features:
Des Clarke – ‘so funny it’s almost painful to watch him perform. Genius in action.’ Metro
Fred MacAulay – ‘Rib-achingly funny. One of the funniest men alive.’ Sunday Times
Darren Connell – ‘Scottish humour at its finest’ Edfest
Susie McCabe – ‘Prepare to laugh yourself silly.’ Three Weeks
Ray Bradshaw – ‘Has a clear comedy gift’ Edinburgh Evening News
Elaine Malcolmson – ‘Bone-dry and talented…exquisite material.’ Edinburgh Evening News
Scott Agnew – ‘Peppered with killer gags delivered with deadly accuracy.’ Evening Times
Jim Smith – ‘An interesting and funny addition to the comedy circuit’ Chortle
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided. There is currently no cure or effective treatment for MND and the average life expectancy from diagnosis is just 14 months. There are over 450 people in Scotland currently living with MND and on average over 160 new cases of MND are diagnosed each year.
MND Scotland is the only charity in Scotland providing care and information for people affected by MND as well as funding for research.
To support Gordon’s efforts to fund a cure for MND please donate at GordonsFightback.com or text MNDS85 £10 to 70070.
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