Curry King Puts the Fun Back into Fundraising with Launch of The (Hottest) Funniest Night of the Year!

A bellyful of laughs is forecast for Thursday 7 October in Glasgow when Curry King Charan Gill MBE puts the fun back into fundraising with The (Hottest) Funniest Night of the Year!

Some 500 guests are set to enjoy a night of hot and hilarious celebration of all that’s best in the worlds of showbiz and commerce when some of Scotland's top business names will be playing it for laughs and competing for votes to be crowned the first Hottest Stand Up of the Year.

Making the transition from corporate to comedy are: John McGuire, managing director of the award-winning Phoenix Car Company; fashion agent Jack Konopate; Gaynor Turner, jeweller, and Gordon White, MD of design and marketing agency fatBuzz.

Each of them will be mentored by award winning Scottish comedienne Janey Godley before they face a judging panel of real Scottish comedians including Tam Cowan and Des Clarke who will give their verdict before Scotland's new stand up King or Queen is crowned.

The four comedic corporate contestants will be following in the footsteps of event organiser and host Charan Gill, who delivered the punch line to his own live stand-up debut last year by launching a regular weekly Slumdog Stand-up slot every Thursday night at his bustling Slumdog Bar & Kitchen on Sauchiehall Street.

Hottest Night host Charan Gill said, “Glasgow punters love a curry and a good laugh – and we are renowned for our generosity. The (Hottest) Funniest Night of the Year brings all three elements together for a variety of good causes.

“It’s no laughing matter that our fundraising on the evening will benefit some really deserving charities with all the proceeds of the evening benefiting the Entrepreneurial Exchange’s Venture Philanthropy Fund, Enlight; The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice and Help the Aged India – so, if you fancy a laugh, join us for an evening of fantastic Indian food, music and sizzling comedy – it’s sure to bring a real smile to your face!”

The Hottest Night has raised an incredible £1 million over the last decade for a range of charities. This year’s (Hottest) Funniest Night of the Year will once again be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Glasgow on October 7, 2010 from 7pm to 11:45pm.

Tickets for the event are priced at £95 per person exclusive of VAT or £950 exclusive of VAT for a table of 10. To book your place please e-mail or call 01698 459966.


For further information please contact Charan Gill at tel 0141 334 4633

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Date 16th August 10







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