Viz co-creator Simon Donald announces dyslexia benefit in Newcastle
Viz co-creator Simon Donald has announced a comedy benefit in aid of a North East dyslexia charity.
The charity, ran by volunteers, help support those affected by dyslexia and related conditions such as ADHD, dyspraxia and autism.
Donald said: “I’m putting on the show because I want to raise awareness of the educational difficulties faced by people with dyslexia and associated conditions.
“I’ve already put on a couple of acoustic music nights to raise money for Dyslexia North East.
“At one of these I auctioned off a preview of my Edinburgh show, which I performed in someone’s sitting room. I dare say if I have a few drinks at the comedy benefit, there’s a real danger I’ll do this again.”
“I’m delighted to have Gavin Webster, who is not just a good friend, but is, as everyone in comedy knows, a man with fundamentally funny bones,” Donald said.
“Lee Kyle is another of my local favourites and Katherine Tanney is a woman who seems to have a natural gift for comedy.
“George Zach will also appear, but you can’t have everything in life.
He added: “[Sunderland comedian] Matty Reed is chomping at the bit to be on the show, despite not being billed, which I guess shows that it’s a show everyone is getting excited about. I’m really looking forward to it.
“Apart from the bit with George, obviously.”
Tickets for the Dyslexia North East benefit are £5 and available to reserve by calling 0844 693 3336. The show starts at 8.30pm.