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Comedy stars in the UK to perform a fundraising gig for victims of Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday attack

3 May 2019 - 226   - 0

Comedy stars in the UK are set to perform a fundraising gig for victims of the Sri Lanka bombings.

"A Night For Sri Lanka" will take place at Indigo at The O2 in London on Sunday May 12.

According to foreign media reports the show will be hosted by Nihal Arthanayake,  better known as DJ Nihal, and Romesh Ranganathan. Both the hosts have family backgrounds in Sri Lanka.

Set to appear on the bill are Harry Hill, Jo Brand, Rob Beckett, Katherine Ryan and Kerry Godliman. The event will conclude with a DJ set by Martin 2 Smoove.

Agency Off The Kerb, which has organised the gig, says: "Following recent tragic events in Sri Lanka, the cream of comedic talent will be joining forces in London next week to support the victims and their families."

Talking about the acts, they add the performers will "take to the stage to do what they do best - make people laugh - to support the relief effort."

The proceeds from the show will go to those affected by the terrorist attacks, with funds going via the British Asian Trust charity, reports said.

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