Greg Davies, star of Taskmaster and The Inbetweeners visiting Leicester

Published on 24th April 2019

By Leicester Mercury | Posted 23 April 2019

Award-winning actor and comedian Greg Davies is inviting fans to join him for an evening in Leicester to chat about life, death and everything in between - but mainly about death.

The Inbetweeners, Cuckoo and Taskmaster star, who has been a regular performer at the Leicester Comedy Festival, returning to the city in support of the LOROS Hospice's Dying Matters Week, which aims to help people talk more openly about death and dying.

Alt textThe comedian, who is also a patron of the hospice, off Groby Road, will be in conversation with fellow comedian Cariad Lloyd as part of her Griefcast podcast, where comedians are encouraged to talk candidly about death.

The gig, billed as "A Dead Funny Evening with Greg Davies', will be hosted by 200 Degrees Coffee, in Market Street, next month.

Organisers promise the evening will be an "exciting chance for fans to see the comedian and actor up close and personal in an intimate, small venue".

The comic duo will also be joined on the night by stand-up comedian, actor and writer Barry Castagnola.

Greg Davies said: “Loros is a fantastic charity and I am proud to be a patron, so being able to support them in this way is great.

“I’m a long-term admirer of Cariad’s Griefcast podcast and recording it during Dying Matters Week, when we’re encouraging people to start difficult conversations about death, will, I hope, encourage others to do the same.”

Fellow comedian Cariad Lloyd will be interviewing Greg and recording their conversation for Griefcast, which won podcast of the year in 2018.

She said: "Greg is an incredible comedian and a wonderful human and it will be an honour to talk to him and Barry for Griefcast.

“The show is an open chat about death and our experiences of grief and I promise it’s much cheerier than it sounds.

“Anything that encourages more discussion about something that so many of us have been through and inevitably all will encounter at some point is worthwhile.”

A Dead Funny Evening will take place on Friday May 17, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The conversation will get underway at 7.30pm.

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