Sandling At Retro Comedy/Gaming Night

Richard Sandling will be one of the performers at a forthcoming comedy night taking place at the unique Centre of Computing History in Cambridge.

© Edward Moore

© Edward Moore

The Live Retro Comedy Night takes place on Saturday 4th March and promises: “Geeky comedy featuring videogames, VHS covers, 80’s nostalgia, the supernatural, computing history and movies.”

In addition to the wonderful Mr Sandling, the other acts on the bill are: Stuart Ashen, one of the UK’s most popular YouTubers, Paul Gannon (Radio 4 comedy show writer, podcaster and zombie from Shaun of the Dead), and comedians Ash Frith and Iszi Lawrence Iszi. Paul Rose, aka “Mr Biffo” will be your host for the evening – writer and creator of the teletext video games magazine, Digitiser.

The venue, The Centre of Computing History was chosen by my thirteen year old as the place he would most like to visit for his birthday, and he thought it was amazing…so if retro gaming is your thing, visiting the Centre is probably worth the ticket price alone. And that’s before you factor in the comedic talent on display on the night!

The venue will be open to ticket holders from 6-10pm so that they can enjoy the exhibits and test their gaming skills on the consoles and arcade machines. The comedy night starts at 7pm and will last for around 90 minutes.

prodpic-43146Advance tickets are just £10, and spaces are limited, so booking is required to secure your place. Any remaining tickets will be available on the door for £12 each. To purchase tickets or to find out more information about the acts and the event, head on over here.

This is a fundraising event for Matthew Dons, a retro computing fan who was sadly diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer last year, aged just 36. His family and friends are raising funds for immunotherapy treatment to give him more time with his wife and children. Proceeds from the event will also support The Centre for Computing History as well as Matthew’s cancer treatment fund.

If you can’t make it there in person, the comedy night will be filmed and broadcast live on the Centre’s YouTube channel.

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