Funny Business

Funny Business

Business leaders swap the boardroom for punchlines in aid of Weston Park Cancer Charity

Funny Business will see some of Sheffield City Region’s top business professionals step into the spotlight, on Thursday 30th November at Sheffield City Hall, to raise money for Weston Park Hospital – the region’s only specialist cancer hospital.


With no previous stand-up experience, wannabe comedians taking to the stage include charity trustees Kash Purohit (Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Weston Park Hospital) and Niall Baker (Regional Managing Partner, Irwin Mitchell). They will be joined by Philippa Sanderson (Head of South Yorkshire Region, KPMG), Ian Hobson (Managing Director, Cascade Water Systems), Ollie Hart (GP, Sloan Medical Centre), Richard Pinfold (Marketing Director, Meadowhall) and Melinda Schofield (Sales Director, Bauer Hallam FM).


The event, organised by Weston Park Cancer Charity, will see each participant undergo an intense training programme over a five week period. Under the guidance of BBC Radio 4’s ‘It’s a Fair Cop’, Alfie Moore, they will learn the tricks of the trade, techniques and skills to perform a five minute stand-up comedy routine in front of a live audience and a panel of judges.


Tina Harrison, Deputy Director at Weston Park Cancer Charity said: “We’re so excited that Funny Business is set to return to the stage again this year and it’s great to see that business leaders across the region continue to support the charity and this fantastic event. It’s a hugely enjoyable night out and one of the hardest challenges our contestants will face. We can’t wait to see what punchlines they will deliver whilst raising vital funds to support Weston Park Hospital.”


Money raised from the event will help create a better life for people living with and beyond cancer giving patients from across the region access to the very best cancer care services. Funding enhancements which are unavailable on the NHS, Weston Park Cancer Charity provides practical help to those in need, emotional support and enhanced cared.


Funny Business is kindly sponsored by One Health and Marcos New York Italian.


Tickets priced £20 (including the performance & entry to the Laughter Party), go on sale at on Friday 1st September at 10am.


Don’t miss the unique opportunity to heckle some of the region’s top business professionals as they swap the boardroom for the spotlight, for one night only!


Event Information
Thursday 30th November 2017
Memorial Hall, Sheffield City Hall
Doors open 6.30pm
Show starts 7.30pm
Show ends 10.00pm (approx).


Laughter Party
Straight after the show
Marco’s New York Italian
West Bar Green, Sheffield S1 2DA