Comedian Greg Davies headlines event for LOROS Hospice’s Dying Matters Week

Published on 18th April 2019

Award winning comedian and actor Greg Davies is heading up LOROS Hospice’s Dying Matters Week, which aims to help people talk more openly about death and dying.

The comedian, who is also a patron of the Hospice, 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 take place on Friday 17th May, from 6.30pm, at 200 Degrees Coffee on Market Street, Leicester.

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 pair will also be joined by stand-up comedian, actor and writer Barry Castagnola, whose father, like Greg’s, has died.

Tickets priced from £50-£60 are limited to just 70 and will be on sale from 10am on Wednesday 24th April from the LOROS website at loros.co.uk/gregdavies

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.

Cariad 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 17th May, with doors opening at 6.30pm and the conversation starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the event go on sale on Wednesday 24th April and can be bought from loros.co.uk/gregdavies

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