Selworthy School's Charity Chuckle
Selworthy School’s Charity Chuckle
Age Guidance: 16+
Selworthy School present a comedy fundraiser starring top quality comedians and headlined by the incredible Lost Voice Guy.
Do not miss this side-splitting evening of comedy where you have the opportunity to have a great night out whilst also raising money for a brilliant cause. Selworthy School is a special school for children and young adults aged 4-19 and all of the learners who attend the school have a learning disability and many also have a physical disability or a complex medical need.
Acts: Barry Dodds (MC), Rod Woodward, Jonny Awsum, Lost Voice Guy
Lost Voice Guy
Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy may not be able to talk, but he definitely has something to say, and his comedy will leave you speechless.
Since making his first stand up performance in February 2012, Ridley has gained quite the reputation for being both very funny and very unique. He has warmed up at Tour shows for the likes of Ross Noble, Patrick Kielty, Jason Manford and Jason Cook.
In 2014 he won the BBC New Comedy Award and went on to became the winner of ITV’s highest rated show, Britain’s Got Talent, in 2018. He was the first comic ever to win the show, and when he took to the stage delivered one of the most hilarious stand-up routines the show has seen.
The Newcastle funnyman, whose cerebral palsy affects his ability to speak, uses a voice synthesiser for his act, and is the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid. Lee’s other credits include his own sitcom Ability (BBC Radio 4), Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), The One Show (BBC One), Breakfast (BBC One), This Morning (ITV), Lorraine (ITV), Britain’s Got More Talent (ITV2), Voice Of The People (BBC Three), BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer), America’s Got Talent: The Champions (NBC), I Just Called To Say… (Sky Arts), Comedy Central At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central UK) and the Last Leg (Channel 4)
'you are really really really funny.. when you've got it, you've got it...'
'you are utterly hilarious.. one of the best stand-up routines I’ve seen – let alone on this show'
'Finding humour in strange places is one of Lost Voice Guy’s strengths'
'a great talent!'
'a wonderful comedian'
'Laugh-out loud funny'
★★★★ THE INDEPENDENT
Award-winning comedian Rod Woodward was being tipped for the comedy premiership by such luminaries as Peter Kay, Barry Cryer and the late Bob Monkhouse after winning the Best Newcomer To Variety Award.
Having performed a successful 28 night run at the Edinburgh Fringe and supported Paddy McGuinness and Russell Brand on tour, he won the BBC 1 Wales comedy competition Funny Business.
The highlight of Rod's career was being invited to perform at the London Palladium before William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the Royal Variety Performance.
'The best of the new bunch'
'A young Dave Allen'
Charms audiences with his unique brand of disarming wit and wry, down-to-earth observational humour.
Self-confessed comedy geek, Barry took to the comedy stage at the tender age of 21 and soon had audiences eating out of the palm of his hand. Using his own combination of irrepressibly cheeky, and surprisingly dark material, he quickly found himself taking the national comedy circuit by storm.
A talented storyteller, who uses whimsical imagery and evocative observations, Barry is an assured closing act, with regular bookings at many of the UK’s top comedy clubs including The Stand, XS Malarkey and The Glee Club. His comedy has even taken him to Luxembourg, where his solo show proved so popular, he became the first ever comedian to perform on Luxembourg TV. Barry has recently been supporting Jason Manford, on his UK Tour.
'…supported me on tour this week, going on stage in front of hundreds of people expecting me and not only winning them round but absolutely nailing it and even making me have to raise my game!'
'Razor sharp humour'
A comedic whirlwind, Jonny has a special feel-good brand of musical comedy. He is the gag slinging guitar hero - audience members don’t just leave entertained, they leave as fans.
In 2017, Jonny was broadcast to huge acclaim on the nation’s biggest-rating ITV show, Britain’s Got Talent. Performing alongside Ant & Dec, Jonny won a standing ovation from the theatre audience, a unanimous vote of approval from the judges and was seen by 11 million TV viewers. Jonny made it all the way to the Live Semi-Finals, where he performed a musical extravaganza with David Walliams. Jonny loved the whole experience, his profile recieved a well earned boost, and his performances on the show have been viewed more than 30 million times on YouTube.
'guaranteed to lift your spirits.'
★★★★★ THE MIRROR
About Selworthy School...
Selworthy School is a special school for children and young adults aged 4-19. All of the learners who attend the school have a learning disability and many also have a physical disability or a complex medical need. We believe that no learner should have to change to fit into school. Instead, we change what we offer to meet the needs of each learner which ensures that each learner reaches their full potential. All of the money raised from this event will help the school to continue to offer the bespoke, personalised curriculum that it currently offers.