Seventh Comedy Takeover heads to East Lancashire for Pakistan food relief

Human Appeal's Comedy Takeover is heading to Blackburn
Ali Official, Sabeen Sadiq, Omar Regan and Aatif Nawaz <i>(Image: Agency)</i>
Human Appeal's Comedy Takeover is heading to Blackburn Ali Official, Sabeen Sadiq, Omar Regan and Aatif Nawaz (Image: Agency)

A comedy takeover is heading to East Lancashire to raise emergency funds for flood-stricken Pakistan.

Featuring some of the UKs most popular comedians, Human Appeal’s 7th Comedy Takeover, will take place across 12 towns and cities between December 15 and December 31, including a performance at Blackburn Rovers’ ground, Ewood Park.

Among this year’s line-up are American comedian and actor Omar Regan, considered one of the top five muslim comedians in the world; Imran Yusuf, who made his TV debut on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow; and Ali Official, best known for his BBC Three comedy Muzlamic and for presenting the documentary Being British Bangladeshi.

Joining them are Aatif Nawaz, writer and star of BBC 3 comedy Muzlamic, who joins the Human Appeal Comedy Tour for the 7th consecutive year; and New York based Sabeen Sadiq, stand-up comic, actor and writer who was selected for a 2022 JFL New Faces stand-up showcase in New York.

Director of fundraising at Human Appeal, Zaheer Khan, said: “Having recently visited some of the worst affected flood areas, it is heartening that our annual event is supporting the rebuilding of the homes of those who lost everything in the floods.

“We thank our headline sponsor Broadway City Gwadar who supported this tour with the aim of putting a smile on the faces of both those attending the show as well the vulnerable families impacted by the devastating floods in Pakistan.”

This year, the UK humanitarian aid charity’s Comedy Takeover will culminate in a black-tie gala dinner in Central London and feature special celebrity guest Guz Khan, best known for his work in hit TV show Man Like Mobeen and appearances on British panel show Taskmaster and comedy programme Live At The Apollo.

The tour will take place in Blackburn, Newcastle, Glasgow, Bradford, Manchester, Dewsbury, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leicester, Luton, Slough and London.

Tickets are now available, with £7 early bird prices available for a limited time only.

The dates, times and locations of the 2022 Comedy Tour are:

  • December 15, 7pm: Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH

  • December 16, 7pm: Glasgow C7 Conference Centre, 100 High Craighall Road, Glasgow G4 9UD

  • December 17, 7pm: Bradford Hotel, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 5SH

  • December 18, 7pm: BB Rovers, Ewood Park, Blackburn, BB2 4JF

  • December 19, 7pm: Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD

  • December 20, 7pm: Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DG

  • December 21, 7pm: Birmingham Piccadilly, 372-378, Stratford Road, Birmingham, B11 4AB

  • December 22, 7pm: Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa, 24-26 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DD

  • December 23, 7pm: The Venue, 101 Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 5FL

  • December 24, 7pm: Badshah Palace, Clifton Building, Walsall Road, Birmingham, B42 1LR

  • December 25, 7pm: Venue Central, 196A Leagrave Road, Luton, LU3 1JD

  • December 26, 7pm: The Atrium, 124 Cheshire Street, London, E2 6EJ

  • December 27, 7pm: Fairway Pavilion Banqueting Hall, Greenford Road, Southall UB1 3EE

  • December 28, 7pm: Grand Sapphire, 45 Imperial Way, Croydon, CR0 4RR

  • December 29, 7pm: Coliseum Suite, 300-310 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1QW

  • December 30, 7pm: Elite Banqueting Suite, The Park, Wexham Road, Slough, SL2 5QR

  • December 31, 7pm: Porchester Hall, Porchester Road, London W2 5HS

Tickets can be purchased here: https://humanappeal.org.uk/events/2022/the-comedy-takeover.