A comedy night that will raise money for a medical charity in Northwood that helps people affected by cancer and other serious conditions will be held in September, it has been announced.
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is an independent medical charity at Mount Vernon Hospital which carries out monitoring and diagnosis of people with mainly cancer, but also other serious conditions using CT, MRI and PET/CT scanners as well as medical research. The charity has to raise money in order to continually update its scanning equipment and help make sure that patients receive the best possible care.
The comedy night, held at The Comedy Bunker in West Ruislip, will be headlined by comedian Paul Tonkinson, with Zoe Lyons as the opening act.
Zoe took her first steps down the comedy path in 2003 after training as an actress at the Poor School in London. She went on to win the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and her debut Edinburgh show was nominated for the comedy newcomer award. In 2008 she won the Dave, Funniest Joke of The Fringe Award. Zoe has appeared in many TV shows including Mock the Week, The Wright Stuff, Michael McIntyre Roadshow and many more.
According to entertainment website Comedyclub.co.uk, Paul Tonkinson is “a shameless and a self-confessed professional northerner. A master of mimicry and particular amusing accents, he takes his audience on a guided tour of Britain, using his observational skills – and those funny voices to find humour in almost every region in the UK and further afield.” He has been described as “brilliant” by The Independent.
· The comedy night is taking place at The Comedy Bunker, The Fairway, Ruislip Golf Centre, Ickenham Road, West Ruislip, HA4 7DQ (directly opposite West Ruislip Underground and railway station), on Friday 1 September. Doors open 8am for 8.30am start. Tickets are £12.50 (£4 goes to Paul Strickland Scanner Centre); email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01923 844290.