A selection of the finest cult comedians come together for OrangAid, a very special night of comedy in aid of The Sumatran Orangutan Society in London, next month.

Headlining a night of comedy with fresh new material is SOS Patron Bill Bailey, who will be joined by fellow musical virtuoso Tim Minchin. The star studded line up also features Jason Manford, Nina Conti and Alistair Barrie with a special guest appearance on the night from The Mighty Boosh’s Bollo (AKA Dave Brown).

Simon Munnery will host the evening which is being held at London’s Lyceum Theatre (home to the West End’s Lion King) on Monday June 1st and shall treat the audience to over 3 hours of hilarious stand-up comedy from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

SOS Patron Bill Bailey spoke of the vital work being undertaken by the Sumatran Orangutan Society saying: “I have a huge amount of respect for SOS and the tireless work they do to improve the lot of Sumatra’s dwindling orang-utan population. As the habitat of these gentle giants is destroyed, their plight is a constant grim reminder of the destructive power of human encroachment and the work of SOS is now more vitally important than ever.”

With less than 7,000 surviving in the wild, it is predicted that the Sumatran orangutan will be the first Great Ape species to become extinct if current trends continue. The ‘Sumatran Orangutan Society’ works with local communities living alongside orangutan habitat, helping them work towards a more sustainable future for their forests.

Ticket prices range from £20 to £25 and are available through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.uk. All proceeds from the event will be donated to conservation projects helping to save the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan from imminent extinction.

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