1 August 2012
Don't miss your chance to see an exclusive evening of comedy and music from Josie Long, David O'Doherty and many more!
Comedy stars of the Edinburgh Fringe - including the brilliant Josie Long and Perrier Award winning David O'Doherty - are to perform at the exclusive LOLfest gig, raising funds for Shelter Scotland.
It’s the second LOLfest for Josie long, who performed at last year’s event during the Fringe Festival raising over £1,300. Event organisers expect an even bigger demand for tickets for this year’s show which takes place on Friday 10th August at Edinburgh’s Summerhall.
As part of a social media-based competition, Shelter Scotland has 3 sets of tickets to give away and is asking professional and amateur jokesters to Tweet their favourite one and two-liners to @LOLfest to be in with a chance of winning. The competition will run until the 8th August.
Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland, said:
“Increasing numbers of households facing daily problems with housing and homelessness is no joke. This comedy event however is set to be the perfect antidote. I encourage professional and amateur jokesters to get in touch and make us laugh with their top jokes to be in with a chance of winning tickets.
“Last year LOLfest raised £1,300 – enough to help us support 130 families and individuals facing bad housing and homelessness or enough to help us transfer five families from a condemned property into a safe, secure home.
“We hope to exceed last year’s total to help even more families and individuals. All money raised from LOL Fest will go towards helping us in our work to provide expert support services, online advice and a free national helpline for everyone facing bad housing and homelessness.”
Comedian Josie Long said:
“This was a fantastic show for a great cause and I was over the moon to be asked to perform again. Shelter Scotland’s work makes a real difference to the lives of families experiencing housing and homelessness issues and I was pleased to be able to do my bit.
“Last year’s LOLfest was one of my festival highlights, and I’m sure this year will be no different. I can’t wait to get up on stage to do my bit for Shelter Scotland.”