First live performance at Letchworth’s Broadway Studio will be charity gig to raise money for Shelter

Damian Kingsley

Damian Kingsley - Credit: Archant

The comic is travelling penniless on his Knock Knock Stand-up Comedy Tour to raise money for homeless charity Shelter with 120 shows between Land’s End and his finale at the Edinburgh Festival in August.

The studio space – which is upstairs from the Broadway Gallery – opened in February and is available for use by local community groups, as well as for live events.

Sue Scott Davison, who is the creative producer for the Broadway Theatre and Studio, said: “This will be the first live performance to be held in our newly refurbished Studio and Gallery, and we are extremely proud to be a part of this extraordinary challenge.”

Damian, who arrives in Letchworth the day after performing in Harpenden, said: “I feel privileged to have the opportunity to do this.

“I am as worried as I am excited about the Knock Knock tour, but my experience will obviously be no more than a small insight into what homeless people go through every day of their lives.”

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The charity’s Julie Bolt said: “We’re hugely thankful to Damian for undertaking such an extraordinary challenge to raise funds for Shelter.

“All of the money he raises will go directly towards making sure no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own, and you’ll get to have a brilliant night out at the same time.”

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Tickets for the show – which takes place on Saturday, May 14 and runs between 8pm and 10pm – cost £8 and are available from the Arcade gallery, the Tourist Information Centre or by calling 01462 487868.

The aim of the tour is to raise £7,000 for Shelter. People can help by coming to a show, donating online, spreading the word, hosting a show or even giving Damian something he needs for the journey, such as food or jokes.

To keep track of Damian’s progress, visit

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