IT is time for audiences to see Wolverhampton's biggest comedy line-up at this year's Hilarity Charity Gala at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre tomorrow (May 18).

The star-studded charity fundraiser ensures Wolverhampton's best-loved youth theatre keeps providing ongoing opportunities for young people across the city.

Produced by Central Youth Theatre's former member and patron, Tom Parry, the event is going into its fourth year - and for each show Tom works hard to ensure the line-up includes not only some of the biggest names in comedy, but also some of the names of the future.

Jane Ward, director, said: "It is quite incredible how Tom has the ability to spot the next big name in comedy.

"It has been amazing to see how year on year, so many of our past guests have seen their status rise in the world of comedy.

"Josh Widdicombe who appeared in the first Hilarity Gala in 2013 and is back this year, has really become much more well known since starring on the Last Leg and having his own sitcom Josh on BBC3."

Beside Josh, this year's other big hitters are Romesh Ranganathan and compere Daniel Kitson. Supporting acts named so far are Suzi Ruffell and Tim Key.

Jane added: "It is going to be very interesting to see how their careers develop over the next 12 months. Many will recognise Tim as Sidekick Simon from the Alan Partridge Movie, but if you haven't seen him live before come and see the show on May 18, and say you saw them in Wolverhampton first."

For tickets, call the box office on 01902 429212 or visit,