A cavalcade of stars will appear on ABC’s Saturday Night Crack-Up next week, as part of Mental As… week.
Eddie Perfect, who hosted 2014’s Friday Night Crack-Up, returns as host of the two hour Live special, which will raise funds on World Mental Health Day.
“I was so proud of what we achieved on the Crack Up last year; the money raised, the fun had, the careers intact, the absence of litigation or angry, pitch-fork-wielding mobs… But most of all the courageous work by all to start a grown-up conversation about mental health with intelligence, respect and humour. Why not do it again and take it further?” he said.
House band The Bamboos, led by Musical Director John Foreman, will be live in the studio and Ed Kavalee returns as show announcer to keep us up to date with money raised throughout the night. HG Nelson (Greig Pickhaver) joins us this year as host of the Crack Up ‘Grab for Cash’, where Michala Banas and Toby Truslove will lead a host of other famous faces through some fun games while raising money for the cause.
Julia Morris has agreed to head out on the road – appropriately in a Morris – with the mission of finding out what some of our best known faces do to stay happy. Appearing alongside Julia are Father Bob, Nazeem Hussain, Richard Reid, Kate Ceberano, Josh Thomas, Anthony Callea, Dipper, Derryn Hinch, Rob Mills, Fifi Box and Kerri-Ann Kennerly.
And comedian Dave Callan will attempt to do something pretty amazing – dance for 24 hours, hopefully completing this mission during the show. Throughout the live broadcast we’ll be crossing live to Rove who will be by Dave’s side in the lead up to the last hour of his dance-a-thon. Will he make it to the 24 hour mark?
7.30pm on Saturday 10th October ABC.