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Some of Scotland’s finest stand ups to appear at one off charity show in Glasgow

On the bill are Chris Forbes of the BBC sitcom ‘Scot Squad’ and Scotland’s Comedian of the Year, Mark Nelson

Some of Scotland’s most talented new comedians will take to the stage at a special charity fundraiser for Scottish Sports Futures (SSF) next month.

The Hard Rock Cafe on Buchanan Street will be the venue for the one off night (on Thursday November 2) with actor and comedian Chris Forbes star from the BBC’s ‘Scot Squad’ topping the bill.

Also on the line up is Scottish Comedian of the Year, Mark Nelson, Billy Kirkwood – who fronts Ayrshire’s West FM breakfast show and Graham Stewart, a regular on the comedy circuit in Glasgow.

All of the money raised on the night will go to Glasgow based charity SSF, which delivers nationwide sports development programmes to around 10,000 young people. SSF focus their work on young people who are at risk or are disadvantaged.

Chris, a former basketball player who played for Scotland at junior and cadet level, is an ambassador for the charity and said: “We’ve got a terrific line up with guaranteed laughs and offering a great night out, all for a really inspiring organisation. SSF does incredibly important work and I have seen first-hand how it can turn a young person’s life around.

“Their programmes really do work and are directly helping so many overlooked children.”

Nights like this are vital for SSF, whose chief executive, Pam Hunter, said: “We are indebted to Chris, Billy and Graham for their commitment and support which really means a lot to the charity.

“Chris is passionate about how sport can help young people in so many ways and we’re really lucky to have him on board.”

Tickets for the night cost £12 and you can pick them up from the Hard Rock website.

Credit: Gregor Kyle – Glasgowlive.co.uk

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