Airdate: No Laughing Matter

2013-09-11_2142Comedians including Peter Berner, Mikey Robins, Tommy Dean and Joel Creasey (pictured) will perform at a special comedy gala to bring awareness to suicide prevention next month.

No Laughing Matter will take place on October 13 at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and will be screened later on the Comedy Channel.

All proceeds go to supporting the National Coalition for Suicide Prevention made up from over 25 partners including beyondblue, Black Dog Institute, headspace, Lifeline, R U OK?, and many other organisations.

Suicide is a real and often hidden problem with few people realising suicide is a bigger killer than road accidents or skin cancer in Australia. No Laughing Matter is a partnership between The Comedy Channel and Suicide Prevention Australia and aims to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention.

The Comedy Channel will broadcast No Laughing Matter on Friday, November 1 at 9.30pm including a call to action for viewers to donate online at nolaughingmatter.org.au.

Pre-sale tickets for the Enmore Theatre event are available to Foxtel customers on sale from Tuesday, September 10 with tickets available to the general public from Friday, September 13.

CEO of Suicide Prevention Australia, Sue Murray said, “Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Foxtel’s The Comedy Channel for No Laughing Matter. The biggest challenge faced in preventing suicide is raising national awareness and the acceptance that suicide is a problem that can be avoided. We hope our comedy gala will help start conversations about this often uncomfortable topic.”

Foxtel General Manager of General Entertainment Channels, Brendon Moo, said, “As presenting partner for No Laughing Matter, The Comedy Channel acknowledges the importance of community awareness for the prevention of suicide in Australia. Through laughter we hope to put the spotlight on this serious subject and in line with the No Laughing Matter broadcast we will ask our viewers to visit the website and donate to Suicide Prevention Australia to raise much needed funds for continuing their work to halve suicides in Australia over the next 10 years.”

Get your tickets now or tune in to Foxtel and “Laugh for Life” at No Laughing Matter – be entertained, inspired and help make suicide prevention everybody’s business.

Live Event – Sunday, October 13  from 7.00pm at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre nolaughingmatter.org.au

Friday, November 1 from 9.30pm on The Comedy Channel

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