Top comedians standing up for Felix Dexter

| January 16, 2014

 Top comedians unite for one night only

to celebrate the life of the late, great Felix Dexter

and raise cash to help the newly formed  Felix Dexter Foundation

Caribbean news. On the evening of Sunday 9th February a plethora of top comedians including Sean Lock, Alan Carr,  Jo Brand, Jack Dee, Dara O Briain, Omid Djalili, Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson and Stephen K Amos, will be amongst those performing at Stand Up For The Felix Dexter Foundation. 

The benefit is being held at The Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London to help raise funds for the new foundation set up in memory of the much loved, talented and articulate comedian who died tragically young on 18th October.  Other performers include Curtis Walker, Alistair McGowan, John Simmit, Felicity Ethnic, Jocelyn Jee Esien (Little Miss Jocelyn), BiBi Crew, Leo Muhammad, Victor Romero Evans and Eddie Kadi.

Paul Whitehouse, who acted with Felix in The Fast Show and Bellamy’s People, recently dedicated his Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award at the British Comedy Awards ceremony to Felix.  He comments: “Felix was a brilliant comedian who made me and countless others laugh and think, with his funny and challenging characters.  He was also a friend  and a brave man who left us too soon.  It’s wonderful that so many comedians and friends are joining to remember him and raise money for the charity set up in his name.  Nice.  Nice.”

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Felix’s will provides for the setting up of a fund to help educate children in the UK and St Kitts who come from underprivileged backgrounds.  Being born and raised in St Kitts in the West Indies, coming to Britain when he was seven years old, this was particularly important to him as his mother sacrificed her own education to ensure he had the best she could give him.

The newly formed Felix Dexter Foundation has these educational aims at the forefront, as well as supporting other causes in the UK and worldwide which support cancer and sickle cell research, organ donation and the personal development and social welfare of individuals including the legal and entertainment professions which were so close to his heart.

Doors 6.30

Showtime 7.30

Tickets are priced at £21.00, £23.50 and Limited Premiere seats at £45.75.

They are available to buy in person from The Eventim Apollo Hammersmith Box Office or online at

http://www.eventim.co.uk/tickets.htmlfun=evdetail&doc=evdetailb&key=1115627$3600739&affiliate=HAL

For further information please contact:

Keith Palmer, Director, The Comedy School Office 020 7486 1844

keithpalmer@thecomedyschool.com

www.thecomedyschool.com

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