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Comedian Sarah Millican to stand-up for gay rights

Award-winning British comic to close London comedy gala in aid of gay equality charity Stonewall
Top British stand-up Sarah Millican to close Stonewall charity comedy gala

British stand-up comedian Sarah Millican will be the closing act at a comedy night in aid of gay rights charity Stonewall.

The inaugural Gala Girls’ Night Out comedy gala at London's Bloomsbury Theatre on 24 September features an all-female line-up including Susan Calman, Shappi Khorsandi and Zoe Lyons, with Jen Brister as MC.

The event will raise money for Stonewall’s Education for All campaign which helps teachers, schools and local authorities tackle and prevent homophobic bullying.

Other acts confirmed for the night include Kerry Godliman, Francesca Martinez, Leisa Rea, Suzi Ruffell, Rosie Wilby and Maureen Younger.

Stonewall director of fundraising, Catherine Bosworth, said: ‘We’re delighted to announce that Sarah Millican is our closing act at the Stonewall Comedy Gala Girls’ Night Out.

'She completes a fantastic range of talent all performing for Stonewall, promising a hilarious evening which will help us create a better future for gay young people.’

Millican was named the 2011 Queen of Comedy at the British Comedy awards and stars in her own eponymous TV show on the BBC.

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