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Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit at Ed Fringe 2018

Our Big Comedy Benefit is back at Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Tickets for this side-splitting evening of top comedies on 8th August 2018 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC, Venue 150) are now on sale.

We are delighted to announce the following amazing acts to our 2018 line-up:


Russell Howard

From his countless appearances on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo to his own Sky One show Russell Howard’s Good News, household name Russell Howard has a SOLD OUT show in this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

Tape Face

A staple of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Kiwi Sam Wills has delighted audiences all over the world from America’s Got Talent to the Royal Variety with his captivating facial expressions and body movements.

Lost Voice Guy

The hugely talented Britain's Got Talent winner has a SOLD OUT run of shows at the Fringe so this may be your only chance to see the hilarious show for yourself!

David O'Doherty

Fringe favourite David O’Doherty is returning to Edinburgh and our Comedy Benefit once again! Shoddy keyboard in hand, this hilarious Irishman has entertained us time and time again on the likes of QI, 8 out of 10 Cats and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Zoe Lyons

There’s no doubt that Zoe Lyons will have you howling from start-to-finish at our Comedy Benefit! As seen on BBC1’s Mock the Week and Room 101, her vibrant humour and colourful observations are not to be missed and are guaranteed to leave you in stitches.

Pete Firman

Prepare yourselves for a night infused with intrigue and laughter with our next confirmed act: Pete Firman - ‘the UK’S leading comedy magician’ (Time Out) , famous for his appearances on BBC1’s ‘The Magicians’ and the John Bishop Show.

Jo Caulfield

Longtime supporter of our show, Jo Caulfield's quick wit and razor sharp observations leave every audience in tears of laughter, so come and join us for what is sure to be a night of comedy gold!

Noise Next Door

The ten-time sell out Fringe veterans, Noise Next Door, are back in town and ready to entertain with incredible improv and side-splitting songs, why would you want to be anywhere else?!

This two-hour show has taken place at the world renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2012, raising over £44,000 with the support of star-studded line ups including John Bishop, Sara Pascoe, Milton Jones, Ed Byrne, Jo Caulfield, David O’Doherty, Joe Lycett, Nina Conti and Fred MacAulay.

For details of our upcoming show, please check back here soon or visit and search ‘Barnardo’s Big Comedy Benefit’.

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