Train2Game News StandUp for GamesAid 2017

A chuckle worthy line-up of comedians led by Imran Yusuf comes to The Comedy Store London raising the roof and funds for GamesAid.
‘StandUp for GamesAid’, the funniest night in the games industry calendar returns to the legendary Comedy Store in London on May 8th, 2017.

Hosted once again by enigmatic GamesAid patron Imran Yusuf, the rib-tickling night of cracking comedy celebrates its 5th year with another fantastic line-up, including:
Alistair Barrie

Pippa Evans

Jeff Innocent

Angela Barnes

Funmbi Onotayo

Dana Alexander

And more TBC…
Tickets for the consistently sold out show are available right now at £20 (plus £2 booking fee for orders over phone or on website), and all profits will be going straight to GamesAid to help disadvantaged and disabled young people across the UK.  Every year, StandUp for GamesAid raises thousands for the umbrella charity, and is the easiest/funniest way for you to help.

Tickets can be purchased at The Comedy Store box office, or by visiting The Comedy Store Website here:

Train2game News Gaming Comedy Show


Comedian-led TV show for gamers Console Yourself , produced by GINX TV, is set to return for a third season this week on Sunday April 10th at 8 p.m. on Virgin Media channel 290 in the UK.

Building on the trend to rally gaming to TV audiences, the show will see the return of Host Neil Cole (award-winning comedian & broadcaster) and some of the UK circuit’s favourite comedy talents dissecting the common ground of video games. The show is like a stress-busting therapy session for gamers – but funny.

Guests in the new series include comedians and gamers  Inel Tomlinson (CBBC, Virgin Radio),  Steve McNeil (Go 8 Bit), Ellie Gibson (Eurogamer), Bec Hill (Sky’s DC Fancast), Jim Smallman (BBC Radio 5 Live), Bisha K. Ali, Archie Maddocks, Matthew Highton, Sam Golin and Simon Feilder.

Series 3 of the comedian-led show will see Host Neil Cole and stand-up favourites chat the loves  and loathes of videogames, with every episode focusing on a range of popular gaming themes from the PlayStation 4 console and the Street Fighter Franchise, to Pokémon, the Zelda series and the SNES.

Neil Cole commented: “When I first started performing stand-up comedy, it was a relief to realise that I wasn’t the only comedian who spent as much time playing videogames as writing jokes and driving to gigs – so this show is as natural a meeting-place for funny gaming chat as the arcade at the services on the M6 Toll Road” 

Console Yourself will be co-produced by Adam Mason and Neil Cole. For a look at previous episodes of the series, see

The brand new season 3 of Console Yourself will premiere on Sunday April 10th at 8 p.m. in the UK on Virgin Media Channel 290 and on GINX TV worldwide.

Train2Game News StandUpForGamesAid hits the road

Imran YusufAfter two years of sell-out London shows at the Nation’s home of fun times, The London Comedy Store, GamesAid is thrilled to announce its show is hitting the road, heading north and will put on its first night at the Manchester Comedy Store.

Hosted by avid gamer and industry veteran, turned funnyman; Imran Yusuf the GamesAid patron has pulled together an epic line up of laughter inducing talent.

Raising over £9,000 at its last London show for UK based children’s and youth charities the initiative has been a huge success as a raiser of both funds and awareness for GamesAid and the great causes it supports. The line-up is:

Imran Yusuf (MC)
Mick ferry
Daliso Chaponda
Jo Enright
Rob Rouse

All of whom along with Imran are waiving their fees to ensure as much cash as possible goes to those who need it. Tickets are on sale now from:

With a solid line-up and a great purpose , #StandUp4GamesAid Manchester is a night of comedy that is not to be missed. GamesAid drives to raise funds for a multitude of children’s charities and thrives off industry support. The involvement of Imran and others highlights the success and quality that this night promises.

Train2Game News Stand Up For GamesAid success

Imran YusufFor the second year running, Stand Up for GamesAid has played host to a completely sold out house at London’s Comedy Store.

GamesAid Patron and emcee for the Monday night event, Imran Yusuf, pulled together a stellar line up of comic talent, all of whom donated their time and talent for free. Although the evening is all about laughs, Stand Up for GamesAid has now become a serious event on the GamesAid calendar  – selling out for two years running, and raising over £9000 this year.

“On behalf of GamesAid and all the charities we support I’d like to offer our heartfelt thanks the amazing performers who made the night so successful” said Imran. “To Susan Calman, Kev Orkian, Ola, Paul Thorne, Holly Walsh, Jarred Christmas, Paul Tonkinson I take my hat off to you all for a top evening’s entertainment!” He went on to add: “Kudos should go to Ellie Gibson, Eurogamer’s Associate Features Editor, who made her debut at the Comedy Store to a fantastic reception from the packed crowd.”

Fundraising efforts were greatly supported by the event’s sponsors – PlayStation UK who signed up to take the role of Premium Event and Exclusive Bar Partner and Bossa Studios who were Event Partner.

Imran Yusuf, thanked both sponsors and added “it’s important to remember that GamesAid is manned wholly by volunteers with all monies raised ploughed back into the charities for the benefit of the kids and young people that they support. As a result, sponsorship is a serious matter on a night of comedy, as it hugely helps GamesAid’s ability to raise more funds.”

GamesAid is a UK-based video games charity which acts as an umbrella to support a number of smaller charities who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people. It is wholly run by volunteers.

Imran Yusuf and the GamesAid volunteers are now planning a similar event in Manchester’s Comedy Store this autumn, taking the Stand Up tour to a brand new audience.  Further details and line-up will be confirmed closer to the time.

Train2Game News Stand Up For Games Aid 2014

Imran YusufStand Up For Games Aid, the live comedy night attended by games industry professionals and fans, will return to London this April following a successful launch last year.

The show, hosted by comedian and former Eidos man Imran Yusuf, features a string of established acts and rising talent including Eurogamer journalist Ellie Gibson. The debut event last year mixed games humour with routine acts in front of a packed crowd of about 400 people.

Tickets cost £12.50 and proceeds go to GamesAid – a charity that helps disadvantaged and disabled children in numerous ways, often by creating more accessible game technologies for those who cannot use conventional control inputs.

Stand Up For Games Aid takes place on Monday, April 14. Additional acts include Paul Tonkinson, Jarred Christmas, Holly Walsh, Paul Thorne, Ola, Susan Calman and Kev Orkian.

Tickets can be bought on The Comedy Story Store website.