Heroes of Fringe announce fundraiser to help burgled comedians

Heroes of Fringe announce fundraiser to help burgled comedians

Tim Key joins an all star cast for a one off fundraiser at Monkey Barrel

Monkey Barrel event features past winners of the Edinburgh Comedy Award including Daniel Kitson, Tim Key and John Kearns, with special headliner still to be revealed

Some of the biggest comedy acts at the Edinburgh Festival will gather tonight (Fri 18 Aug) for an outrageously good fundraiser at Edinburgh's newest comedy venue, Monkey Barrel.

The Heroes of Fringe: Big Bastard Burglary Benefit, will raise money for Heroes acts and employees Siiri, Andy Barr and Liam Cook, whose flat was recently raided by nasty thieves, with £600 in cash, a laptop and 'a bin bag full of dirty socks' amongst the items taken.

In a fantastic gesture of solidarity, the Heroes team have put together an all star cast for one night only at the Blair Street venue.

2002 comedy award winner and critical darling Daniel Kitson is lined-up to MC the gig, which will also see 2009's recipient of the main Edinburgh prize, Tim Key (whose utterly magnificent Work in Progress show is currently at the Pleasance Dome) take the stage, and 2014's winner John Kearns take the stage.

Further performances come from Festival favourite James Acaster, Yuriko Kotani, Bob Slayer & Lucy Hopkins and Stuart Goldsmith.

If that's not enough, there's surprise headliner to top the bill. We have absolutely no idea who it is, but we're intrigued and excited. For those who can't make it along but want to donate, there's a special collection at the Heroes Blundabuss.

Tickets for the show, which starts tonight at 11.55pm, cost £15 and are available now. Act quickly!

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