Charity asks Islington to stand up and face fears at Kings Cross comedy gig

Comedian Rhod Gilbert, one of the more famous alumni of Logan Murray's Stand Up and Deliver course.

Comedian Rhod Gilbert, one of the more famous alumni of Logan Murray's Stand Up and Deliver course. - Credit: EMPICS Sport

A charity is daring Islington residents to face their fears by taking part in a stand-up comedy gig in Kings Cross.

Changing Faces – which helps people and families who are living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance – is looking for brave comedy virgins to take on an eight-week comedy course culminating in a five-minute routine in front of friends, family and fundraisers at The Star of Kings in York Way.

The course – which involves one three-hour session a week – is run by tutor of acclaimed comedy school Stand Up and Deliver and actor in Channel 4’s Peep Show, Logan Murray – mentor to award winning acts like Rhod Gilbert and Andi Osho.

All the money raised by courageous comics taking part in the Face Your Fears Challenge, as well as ticket sales for the event, will go to Chaning Faces.

Anthea Neagle, event organiser, said: “It’s an incredibly fun, intense and challenging course and we really hope you’ll sign up for an unforgettable experience as well as for a ruddy good cause.

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“If you’ve never done stand up before and would like to give it a go, if you have a funny friend who loves a challenge for charity, if you have an unfunny friend who like an even bigger challenge for charity or if you have work colleagues that you want to see sweat a bit, then get involved.”

The course starts on September 9 and all the sessions run from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesdays leading up to the performance on November 1.

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Mr Murray is offering his services at the cut price of £120 per person, a fraction of the usual price of £600.

If you would like to take part e-mail Anthea Neagle at or go to to find out more about the charity.

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