Caitlin Ashdown
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Laugh for Leukaemia 2015

Caitlin Ashdown
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14 Oct 2015

Laugh for Leukaemia, now in its fourth year, returned to Kings Place on 9th October 2015 with another sell-out gig.

The event is organised by comedian Nick Mohammed and his friend Steph Moore to raise money for Bloodwise. This year the event raised over £6,000, bringing the total raised to £25,000 over the four years since the first gig.

Judging by the laughter, and the full donation buckets at the end, the wide range of acts this year didn't disappoint!

Daniel Kitson returned as MC for the third time, and with his acerbic wit and uproarious audience interactions he owned the stage in between other performances.

Personal reflections connected Mae Martin with the audience, and her recurring impression of mum Wendy provided perfect punctuation to her set. Liam Williams, who has previously appeared as part of sketch group Sheeps, made time to appear solo and add a political bent to the bill. This year also saw the return of Brendan Patricks, who genuinely wowed with his comedy/magic crossover. And David Elms, with his introverted style and lyrical wit, had the audience laughing in anticipation with his clever song lyrics. 

Of course the event wouldn't be complete without an appearance from organiser Nick Mohammed, who this year appeared in a painfully funny sketch with Lizzie Daykin and Ben Ashenden. The pair played to perfection the distraught parents having to deal with Mohammed's inept policeman.

The surprise appearance of the evening was award-winning Roisin Conaty who ended the show on a high with her hilarious take on her bad taste in men and being single in your mid-thirties, amongst other things.

With such consistently great line-ups, who knows what Laugh for Leukaemia 2016 will have in store, but it is bound to be a must see for comedy fans and Bloodwise supporters alike.

Take a look at our photos on Facebook and hopefully we'll see you next year!