Jason Cook to perform Macmillan gig in Sunderland

Jason Cook will perform in Sunderland next month.

Jason Cook will perform in Sunderland next month.

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The comedian is raising money for the cancer charity with a one-off show.

A South Tyneside comedian turned the Millenium Bridge into a bright green beacon in honour of a cancer charity.

Jason Cook will host a gig in Sunderland next month to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The local North East landmark, lit up by npower, shone in the charity’s signature colour to raise awareness for the event, which is coming to Rainton Meadows Arena on November 4.

Speaking of his gig, Cook said: “I am chuffed to be hosting and headlining the LOL gig in aid of Macmillan.

“Not only will it be a great night out, but it will be fantastic to raise a lot of laughs and a lot of cash for such a good cause.

“My dad died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, and my family had support from Macmillan, so I’ve seen first-hand the difference that Macmillan can make.

“I’m determined to do all I can to raise as much money as possible for this amazing charity.”

The comedian’s name hit new heights when comedy series Hebburn appeared on the BBC. He also runs a comedy club which showcases local talent.

On the night of LOL, Justin Moorhouse, of Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights and Steffen Peddie, who also starred in Hebburn, will join him on stage.

A third special guest will be cancer survivor Ally, who had breast cancer.

The Doncaster mum is a supporter of the charity, and added: “Even though my boys, mum and friends were brilliant, it’s just not the same as just having someone who is with you every step of the way and completely understands.

“This is why I was so appreciative of my Macmillan nurse.”

To buy a ticket, click here or call 0191 5848630. It is hoped that the event will raise £10,000.