Fresh from their recent national television appearances, two of Britain’s best loved comedians are heading to Brum for a good cause. Scottish legend Hardeep Singh Kohli and Birmingham-born Shazia Mirza will be turning funny into fundraising, by hosting Itihaas’ annual charity event on 21 September.
Only two weeks after his Celebrity Big Brother eviction, Hardeep Singh Koli will return to headline the event for the third year running. Known and loved for his dry sense of humour, which appeared on the screens in CBB, Hardeep is a TV and radio regular; as a writer, presenter, panellist, and everything in between. From Question Time and Newsnight Review, to Celebrity Masterchef and Sport Relief Does The Apprentice, Hardeep is no stranger to the spotlight and will bring his love of comedy and food together for the fundraiser as host of the event.
Sharing the stage will be Shazia Mirza, fresh from her UK tour ‘With Love From St. Tropez’ and her latest appearance on Celebs in Solitary. Famed for her dead pan delivery and super-sharp one liners, Shazia will be back in her hometown for one night only. A TV and radio regular, with appearances on everything from Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls and Top Gear, to The Jonathan Ross Show, Travel Man and BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour, Shazia is one the UK’s best-loved comedians.
Both hosts will be serving up an evening of entertainment whilst guests enjoy a delicious four course feast by Itihaas, the award-winning Birmingham restaurant. Added to that, each course will be teamed with an Edinburgh Gin serve. The event, which is being held at New Hall Hotel in Sutton Coldfield on Friday 21 September, will not only provide an evening of entertainment, great food and drink, but also help raise money for the city’s homeless.
Fundraising for Let’s Feed Brum, money from the ‘Curry & Comedy’ night will help the charity provide essential supplies to those living on the streets through an outdoor, city centre soup kitchen and mobile walking teams six nights and two mornings a week. Using food as an introducer, Let’s Feed Brum focuses on street mentoring; developing relationships with the people it helps, in order to signpost existing services that are already tackling the city’s homeless issue. Money raised from Itihaas’ Curry & Comedy night will go directly to the charity and, if the event sells out, Let’s Feed Brum will have enough money to provide almost 4,000 sleeping bags, or 780 five-litre flasks that would provide over 9 million hot drinks a year.
Tickets are on sale now, priced at £65 and available to book online at www.itihaas.co.uk/event/itihaas-annual-curry-comedy-night