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The Boy with Tape on his Face and Lost Voice Guy to share stage at Macmillan Gala

By Lindsay Corr - Posted on 10 July 2013

The Boy with Tape on his Face: Nick Mailer Photography

Up-and-coming speechless comedian Lost Voice Guy is set to take to one of Edinburgh's biggest stages at the Big Comedy Gala, alongside host The Boy with Tape on his Face.

The annual event, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, is in its third year – with both previous years selling out – and will see Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy) join a stellar line up for a night of non-stop laughs.

Ridley, who has cerebral palsy, lost his voice as a child and has had to speak through his Lightwriter communication aid ever since. His first stage appearance was barely a year ago but already he's secured a slot at The Stand Comedy Club during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

He'll be taking time out from this regular slot to perform at The Big C and see what mischief he can get up to with another silent artist. Host Sam Wills, The Boy with Tape on his Face, who won the Chortle Awards 2011 breakthrough act said:
"I'm delighted to return to the Big Comedy Gala this year as host. It's always an incredible night full of surprises and of course, it doesn't hurt that we're also raising funds for Macmillan, an incredible charity".

This year promises more announcements of big names and surprises as The Big C has raised over £36,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and this year, they hope to hit £50,000 mark.

Joining Lost Voice Guy and The Boy on the night will be Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Curb Your Enthusiasm alumni Caroline Rhea; Whose Line Is It Anyway? star Greg Proops; Perrier Award winner Sean Hughes; Time Out London's Queens of Smut, EastEnd Cabaret; Soho Theatre Stand Up Award winner Vikki Stone and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Joe Lycett, as well as surprise guest performances. Previous shows have included appearances by Ed Byrne, Roy Walker, Fred Macaulay and Sarah Millican – and

The Big Comedy Gala in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is at Venue150 @ EICC on Monday 12 August at 9.30pm . Tickets cost £20.