Have a laugh with comic Damian Kingsley, and raise money for Shelter too
The prospect of simply travelling from Land’s End to Edinburgh is enough to have most of us opting out if given the chance, but comic Damian Kingsley is turning the journey into an incredible one, by doing 120 stand-up gigs, without a penny to spend throughout, to raise money for Shelter, the homeless charity.
Already well into his comedy quest, titled The Knock Knock tour (it started on 25 March), Damian is passing through the area on 17 May, when he’ll be performing his award-winning stand-up at No. 77 in Caxton, at 8pm.
The Thai restaurant and bar venue, on Ermine Street, is typical of 90 per cent of the dates on the tour, which are in villages
“It so important we raise money and awareness for Shelter, and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to do this,” he said. “I am as worried as I am excited about the Knock Knock tour, but my experience will obviously be no more than a small insight into what homeless people go through every day of their lives. Gigs are free entry but the whole point is to raise money for Shelter, so there will be a collection at the end of each gig.”
The rules of the tour mean Damian won’t be able to use any money or transport, so he’s hoping to be given shelter, food and a few lifts on the road to Edinburgh.
He regularly performs at the Edinburgh, Brighton and Leicester fringe festivals.
If you can’t make it on the night, you can still support the tour on the moneygiving page here.