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Luisa Omielan’s DEAD FUNNY at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Luisa Omielan’s DEAD FUNNY at the Birmingham Hippodrome

On Wednesday myself and some of my fellow course mates had the pleasure of visiting the Birmingham Hippodrome to see Luisa Omielan’s DEAD FUNNY – Birmingham’s Big Comedy Gala.

The purpose of this performance was to raise money for Helena’s Hospice Foundation, supporting hospices in the Midlands and nationwide. Helena was Luisa’s mother, who was sadly lost to cancer. Luisa spoke about the importance of the hospice to her mother throughout her struggle with cancer and she wanted to give them support to continue helping people at the end of their lives.


To read more about Helena’s Hospice foundation click here:


The performances themselves were jam-packed with energy. Even as we were walking in to find our seats there was a performer swinging from a hoop in the air!

The comedians included: Sara Pascoe, Mo Gilligan, Iain Stirling, Nish Kumar, Tom Allen, Suzi Ruffell, Ellie Taylor, Tez Ilyas, Jen Brister, Aaron Twitchen and Dan Nightingale.

All the comedians were brilliant. I have never been to a stand-up comedy event before, so this was a first for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The Hippodrome itself had a lovely atmosphere and there was plenty of food and drink available to enjoy whilst watching the show.

This was all supported by very current and upbeat music, so there was never a dull moment. It was so worth braving the freezing cold and snow to witness what the show had to offer.


The main purpose of this blog was to bring some more awareness to the foundation, so if you have the time please give their site a read.


Jade x

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