Dave has announced Comedy Against Living Miserably.
“While Comedy Against Living Miserably in aid of Campaign Against Living Miserably is a great joke, you can expect a higher calibre of comedy from the actual comedians. That’s why they earn the mega bucks (which they’re donating to CALM – what lovely people).” – Joe McVey, UKTV commissioning editor
The production is a three-episode series of filmed stand-up specials produced by Spirit Media to raise awareness for mental health charity CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably.
Comedy Against Living Miserably is the latest initiative in Dave’s partnership with CALM since the “Be the Mate You’d Want” campaign launched last year, with an ad break takeover in which airtime was given to encourage viewers to spend that time texting or calling a mate.
The three one-off fundraising events will air on Dave next year, with comics waiving their fee to donate to the charity. The stand-up specials are being held at EarTH (Theatre) Hackney and tickets for the first show, hosted by Nish Kumar are now available.
Before taking to the stage, the nation’s favourite funny people will discuss their own mental health stories and what it feels like to feel sad when your career is built around making other people laugh.
Since launching its partnership with CALM last year, Dave’s ambition is to encourage its viewers to reach out to their mates and Be the Mate You’d Want in a bid to bring about a behavioural change in society.
“The whole Dave team are really proud of the work we do with CALM, we are so glad we have managed to make these three stand-up specials happen as they promise to be brilliantly funny and are for such an important cause. The aim of these shows is to help raise awareness and lots of money for CALM to help them as they continue their incredibly important work saving lives.” – UKTV director of commissioning, Luke Hales