Comedian Ed Byrne to join Public Service Broadcasting show for Bowel Cancer charity gig.

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Irish stand-up comedian, Ed Byrne will be joining the line-up for Public Service Broadcasting’s (PSB) one-off show. Taking place on Wednesday 23 November at Islington Assembly Hall, the event will raise funds for Bowel Cancer UK, the UK’s leading bowel cancer research charity.

Tickets for the event are released tomorrow (Friday 26th August) at 10am and are available from PSB with all profits going to Bowel Cancer UK. The band is particularly keen to raise funds and awareness for the charity after personal experience of the disease.

“In late September last year my wife, Sarah, was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer at the age of 33, totally out of the blue. She has now completed her treatment and we’re hopeful for the best possible outcome, so as a band we really wanted to try to do something positive to help promote the great work Bowel Cancer UK do for patients and their families.” – PSB’s guitarist and songwriter J. Willgoose, Esq

Public Service Broadcasting is the corduroy-clad brainchild of London-based J. Willgoose, Esq. who, along with his drumming companion, Wrigglesworth, is on a quest to inform, educate and entertain audiences around the globe. PSB’s uniquely spell-binding live AV Transmissions see them weave samples from old public information films, archive footage and propaganda material around live drums, guitar, banjo and electronics – beaming our past back at us through vintage TV sets and state of the art modern video projection devices.  

Another special guest is also due to be added to the line-up for the Islington show in the coming weeks organisers say. For anyone who would like to donate to the cause but can’t make the concert, PSB have also set up a Justgiving page for donations which has already raised nearly £700.

“Without people like Public Service Broadcasting doing amazing fundraising events like this, Bowel Cancer UK couldn’t continue to do vital life-saving work and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer. Every year in the UK, over 41,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer and more than 16,000 people die of the disease. However bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.” – Head of Public Fundraising for Bowel Cancer UK, Sarah Weber

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