Channel 4 Comedy Gala returns for 2014

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Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live at The O2 in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity returns for a fifth year to London's O2 arena on Friday 16 May 2014.

The amazing all star line up for the annual comedy event includes: Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Jason Manford, Jo Brand, Jon Richardson, John Bishop, Jonathan Ross, Josh Widdicombe, Kevin Bridges, Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre, Paul Chowdhry, Sean Lock and Seann Walsh, with many more to be announced.

The money raised from the event will go towards a brand new operating theatre at Great Ormond Street Hospital, helping surgeons treat more children with rare and often life threatening conditions. The past four Comedy Galas have featured a world class collection of stars giving up their time to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and have so far raised an impressive £2.5 million.

Tim Johnson, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, said: "Around one in three inpatients at Great Ormond Street Hospital will have surgery at some point during their stay, so it's vital for us to have modern, world class surgical facilities. The money raised by Channel 4's Comedy Gala is helping us make a real difference for patients and families from across the UK."

Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live at The O2 will be recorded for a two hour Channel 4 TV special to be aired later this year.Tickets are on sale now, priced £40 - £150. Find out more on our Channel 4 Comedy Gala page, or book tickets from AXS.com or by calling 0844 856 0202

The 2014 Comedy Gala Live at The O2 is dedicated to the memory of the Gala's founder Addison Cresswell, who sadly passed away in December 2013