Funny Business

Funny Business

Thursday 30th November |  Memorial Hall, Sheffield City Hall

A brand new line-up of business figures in the spotlight, one great night of comedy for charity


Take a small group of high profile business leaders, add a few sessions of training with a mentor comedian and then put them on stage to perform a short comedy routine in front of a sell-out crowd. The result? One great night out!


Now in its 6th year, Funny Business has already raised over £125,000 for Weston Park Cancer Charity.

Hosted by Sheffield’s very own Alfie Moore (star of BBC Radio 4’s comedy ‘It’s a Fair Cop’) the hottest ticket in town includes these unique performances and entry into the Laughter Party. But be warned – tickets sell out fast so order yours to avoid missing out!



Alfie is an original and distinctive comedian with his niche area as a serving police sergeant.


He came slightly later to comedy and brings a wealth of insights and comedy moments from his eighteen years on the beat, where a keen sense of humour has been the key to his success and survival!


Born and raised on a Sheffield council estate he was an apprentice in the steelworks before joining the Police. Alfie was inspired to take up stand-up comedy in 2007 after his first taste of live comedy at a local comedy club. He quickly became well and truly hooked and was soon performing regularly up and down the country, as well as fronting BBC Radio 4’s comedy show, ‘It’s a Fair Cop’.


Funny Business 2017 contestants – click on photo to sponsor

Philippa Sanderson

Head of South Yorkshire Region

Ian Hobson
Cascade Water Systems

Managing Director

Niall Baker
Irwin Mitchell

Regional Managing Partner

Kash Purohit

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Ollie Hart
Sloan Medical Centre


Richard Pinfold

Marketing Director

Melinda Schofield
Bauer Hallam FM

Sales Director



The Judges

Michele Phillips – Director, Lupton Fawcett Solicitors
Sir Andrew Cash – CEO, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
Jamie Courtney – Chief Fire Officer, South Yorkshire Fire Service
Paulette Edwards – BBC Radio Sheffield
Dean Andrews – TV Celebrity



Funny Business Tickets are just £20 (includes the performance & entry to the Laughter Party), but as they usually sell out we recommend you buy yours sooner rather than later, to guarantee your seat!

Tickets are now on sale, click on the paypal button below




To sponsor the contestants, visit the team page on JustGiving


Funny Business

Memorial Hall, Sheffield City Hall
Doors open 6.30pm
Show starts 7.30pm
Show ends 10.00pm (approx).


The Laughter Party – straight after the show!

Marco’s New York Italian, West Bar Sheffield
Compered by TV celebrity Dean Andrews

Sheffield City Taxis, are offering a free taxi shuttle from the City Hall straight after the show so you can continue the party in style at Marco’s New York Italian. Expect exclusive interviews with the Funny Business contestants, music from Manhattan by Midnight, a live auction, cocktails plus much much more. Everyone is welcome and we can’t wait to see you!


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