Sold out Shake with Laughter for Parkinson’s UK raises £9,500
Tim Vine headlined a sold out Shake with Laughter fundraiser at the Comedy Store, London on 16 October, raising more than £9,500 for Parkinson's UK.
The Shake with Laughter comedy night series, which has now spread to Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow, is the brainchild of Edinburgh Festival favourite Rob Deering, who was MC for the London gig. Rob's father has lived with Parkinson's, an incurable neurological condition, for several years.
Speaking after the event, Tim Vine said, "When my mate Rob Deering asked me to take part in Shake with Laughter this year, I jumped at the chance. I've seen how popular the Shake with Laughter comedy nights have become, and the impressive amounts of money they have raised for Parkinson’s UK to support people like Rob’s dad. It was great to be part of such a special evening".
John Moloney, Lucy Porter, Princes of Main, Gary Delaney and Vicar of Dibley scriptwriter Paul Mayhew-Archer also did stand-up, to the delight of the packed club.