January 31, 2012 | 5:41 pm
Brighton’s legendary comedy venue, Komedia, will on the 15th of March be home to ‘Comedy Rocks’, an event arranged by local charity Our Sansar to raise money to open and run a much needed home for street children in Nepal.
Five brilliant comedians will grace the stage including Our Sansar’s patron, Marcel Lucont, who with concise comedic comment observes what it is to be French. He will be joined by Sara Pascoe, voted a ‘rising star of comedy’ by Time Out and Matthew Crosby, whose show at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival received excellent reviews. To help you get your laughing gear even further into action will be Angela Barnes, winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2011 and Romesh Ranganathan whose dry wit may well leave you dehydrated! Skillfully guiding you from laugh to laugh will be compere Neil Frost.
Doors open at 18:30 with proceedings kicking off at 19:30. The show ends at 22:30 and it’s lights out at 23:00. Tickets are £15 before the event or £20 on the door.
Our Sansar works in Chitwan, Nepal where there are around 200 children living on the streets. There is currently no provision of food or shelter for these street children but with your help this is about to change.
Julia Krepska, co-founder of the charity said:
“For less than £11,000 a year, we can rent, run and staff a home to provide food, shelter, education and emotional support for children as young as three with nowhere else to turn.
“We’re so grateful to our five comedians, who are giving their time for free to help us raise the money we need to help these children.”
Nawang comes from a poor family in rural Nepal. His parents don’t have any land and there is no employment available in the village. They barely survive by picking up occasional seasonal jobs. Nawang has two brothers and one sister who all attend the same school where they get free lunch and books. There is no electricity in Nawang’s home, but thanks to our supporters we are able to provide warm clothes, food, educational materials and a portable lamp so that Nawang can do his homework in the evenings.
Doors open at 18:30 with proceedings kicking off at 19:30. The show ends at 22:30 and it’s lights out at 23:00. Tickets are £15 before the event available from our website: http://OurSansar.eventbee.com/event?eid=842976341 or £20 on the door.