Huge Comedy Charity Gig For Christchurch Terror Recovery
Australia's biggest comedians are coming together -- with a few international friends -- to perform a massive show in support of those affected by the Christchurch terror attack.
Stand Up For Christchurch will be staged in Melbourne in mid-April, with all proceeds to be donated to the Christchurch Foundation's 'Our People, Our City' fund.
The show's line-up includes Channel 10's very own Hughesy, We Have A Problem host Dave Hughes, Tommy Little and Celia Pacquola from The Project, and Rove's right-hand man Joel Creasey from Show Me The Movie!
New Zealand's own Cal Wilson will make an appearance, as will Jimeoin, Arj Barker and Urzila Carlson.
Other Aussie acts include Frida Deguise, Luke McGregor, Matt Okine and Steph Tisdell.
The gig's MC and organiser Nazeem Hussain said for the participating comedians, the decision was a no-brainer.
"This line up came together miraculously quick," he said.
"Comedians normally take 48 hours to respond to anything. They all texted back within two minutes! There’s clearly so much love to give from the comedy community.”
Tickets are on sale now for the event, which will be held at Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday, April 13 as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Tributes for those affected by the Christchurch attack have poured in from across the globe, including a projection of New Zealand's silver fern onto the Sydney Opera House as a symbol of solidarity with our trans-Tasman neighbours.
In an interview with The Project's Waleed Aly, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern thanked Australia for the support and help the nation had sent.
"To Australia, I just say thank you for the solidarity and the support, and we’re family," she said.
"We are absolutely family and so we’ve felt that support acutely and the message I’ve been sharing with every global leader is our job is to share love and support for our Muslim communities around the world."