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VIDEO: Al Murray takes the stage for charity night in South Shields

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PUB landlord Al Murray left the crowd in stitches at a charity night in South Shields.

The comic performed at the Customs House, in South Shields, to help raise money for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Al was asked along to the gig by friend and fellow comic Chris Ramsey, who organised the event.

Chris, 27, put together the gig in memory of his young half cousin Jack Leggett.

The nine-year-old, of Primrose Avenue, South Shields, died from a brain tumour just three days before Christmas. He had been diagnosed just two months earlier.

Jack’s father and Chris’s cousin, Alfie Leggett, and his partner Susan Clarkson, were helped through their ordeal by CLIC Sargent.

The gig also included stand up from Hebburn creator Jason Cook, Jarrow’s Carl Hutchinson, and music from Lindisfarne’s Billy Mitchell and singing superstar Ed Sheeran, whose identity was kept a secret until he walked onto the stage.

Watch the video to an exclusive backstage interview with Al.

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Shields Gazette for the full story and keep an eye on www.shieldsgazette.com for exclusive video interviews with the acts and more pictures.

Twitter: @ShieldsGazVicki

 

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