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: http://thecomedystore.co.uk/london/show/stand-games-aid/

Train2Game News Numskull and Bossa endorse Stand Up for GamesAid

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Numskull and Bossa Studios have endorsed their support to the Stand Up for GamesAid comedy event coming this May 9th.

GamesAid’s funniest night, Stand Up for GamesAid, is reaching for another magnificent triumph with a first class lineup and drum-rolling hype. It’s no wonder tickets are already flying fast.

Numskull has signed up as Premium Event and Exclusive Bar Partner and Bossa Studios has snapped up Event Partner.

Ben Grant, MD of Numskull says of GamesAid, “Having seen first hand the excellent work GamesAid do for smaller charities, we are honoured to support this initiative which will help the disadvantaged, disabled children and young people. We are looking forward to working together on this and many more projects over the coming years.”

Rob Gotlieb, Head of Marketing at Bossa Studios, “We’re delighted and proud to support GamesAid. Stand Up For GamesAid is such a special event, because it brings everyone from the industry together to have a really great laugh, but also shows how we can make a really positive difference to a young person’s life in just one night.”

Last year was a sell out year and this time it will be even bigger. Imran Yusuf is hosting the night, pulling together an award winning line up including, Mike Gunn and Allyson Smith. He has been nominated best newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and organised some of the country’s leading stand up acts. “One of the most captivating, energetic and animated stand up comedians I have ever seen,” reviews The New Current with a 5-star crown.

More information and tickets can be found at The Comedy Store. Money raised will go to GamesAid and their life-changing charities.

Numskull website: http://www.numskull.co.uk/

Bossa Studios website: http://www.bossastudios.com/

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.