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Biggest names in comedy in Ipswich tonight

Some of the biggest names in British comedy will be in Ipswich tonight for a special show in aid of East Anglia's children's hospices.

It's being organised by Griff Rhys Jones, who's a supporter of the charity.

Griff Rhys Jones at the Regent Theatre Credit: ITV Anglia

Stars like Lee Mac, Al Murray and Katy Brand are performing at the Happy Christmas event at the Regent Theatre.

Griff is a keen supporter of EACH and The Treehouse, its hospice in Ipswich

The Treehouse is a hospice, but it's really about living and helping people to get the most out of life. It does remarkable, inspired and very difficult work to help families through circumstances that might affect any of us at any time. I was so impressed by the people I met, so amazed by the detail and compassion I found there. It's a good place, it provides a vital service, but it can only do this with our continued and continuous support."

– Griff Rhys Jones
Griff Rhys Jones visiting the Treehouse Hospice Credit: ITV Anglia

Griff has done solo comedy performances for EACH in each of the last two years.

He hopes asking his peers to join him this year will bring in even more cash.

This is truly a star billing, with those who come along assured a unique evening of hilarious laughs. I'm delighted to say that every penny raised will go directly towards continuing care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and support for their families."

– Becky Redbond, EACH Events Fundraising Manager