Laughter is the best medicine


Channel 4’s Comedy Gala

Friday, May 7

(Channel 4, 9pm)

What’s It All About?

Ever since Jack Dee closed the inaugural Comedy Gala in 2010 with the words “we’ll see you next year, thank you and goodnight”, signifying there was more to come, this event, held in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, has become an eagerly awaited annual highlight in the calendar for discerning comedy fans and casual viewers alike.

The acts. With a bill including Michael McIntyre, Jack Dee, Jo Brand, Jonathan Ross, Adam Hills, Russell Brand, Kevin Bridges, Lee Evans and Josh Widdicombe - and many, many more besides - we won’t be short of entertainment.