Jimmy Carr has joined an all-star line up for Stand Up for Shelter, a comedy event taking place on Wednesday 27 February 2013 in aid of the housing charity. He’ll take to the stage alongside a stellar cast of comedians including Tim Minchin and Alistair McGowan at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. 

Completing the line up will be Stewart Francis, Sara Pascoe and The Cuban Brothers, appearing together for one night only to raise money for the housing and homelessness charity. The evening will be hosted by Christian O’Connell, breakfast presenter at Absolute Radio, the official radio station for Stand Up for Shelter.

Tickets for this one-off night of comedy are just £30 and are on sale now at www.shelter.org.uk/standup.

Over 82,000 children are homeless in Britain today, living in cramped and run-down accommodation, including hostels or B&Bs. This has a devastating impact on their health, education and future chances in life. Every ticket sold for Stand Up for Shelter will support the charity’s work to help families find a safe and stable home.

Campbell Robb, chief executive at Shelter, said: “It’s fantastic to have Jimmy Carr on board to complete the unique line-up we have for this event. We’re immensely grateful to each of the comedians taking part.  It’s going to be a brilliant night of comedy that will support our vital work to help families who are homeless or in bad housing.”

Christian O’Connell, Breakfast Show Presenter, Absolute Radio said: “The greatest laugh of the night might be at me - desperately trying to hold this motley crew together.”

Follow @Shelter and @absoluteradio for event information and updates.

Notes to Editors

About Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio is a national, radio station for real fans of real music, comedy and football wrapped up with lashings of personality and mischief from DJs like Christian O’Connell, Frank Skinner, Dave Gorman, Geoff Lloyd, Ronnie Wood and Ian Wright who have the freedom to say what they think and tell it like it is.

Absolute Radio also runs a network of digital decade brands; Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s and Absolute Classic Rock.

We lead the industry as a digital innovator developing applications for the web and new and emerging platforms, including mobile, Wi-Fi radio, and next-generation DAB and broadcast award-winning programming, creating and publishing original and on-demand content across multiple platforms.

For more information log on to www.absoluteradio.co.uk or tune in on 105.8FM in London and the South-East, nationally on DAB or 1215AM as well as apps and digital TV.

For Further Press Information, please contact:
Sophie Robinson – Shelter Press Office
020 7505 2038, Sophie_robinson@shelter.org.uk

 Cat Macdonald – Absolute Radio Press Office
T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746363

Want more information? Contact us:

t: 020 7505 2162 (Office hours)
m: 07850 901 142 (out of hours)
e: press_office@shelter.org.uk