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CALM is pleased to report that this year’s Gloom Aid, a night of comedy held on ‘Blue Monday’, marked by some as the “gloomiest day of the year”, is in support of CALM. The line up for the event, which will be held at 100 Club on Oxford Street on 18th January, so far includes the legendary Robert Newman, Horrible Histories favourite Adam Riches, Newsjack’s Nish Kumar and CALM Ambassador Dave Chawner.


Gloom Aid is the brainchild of Carl Hill, who began ‘Feeling Gloomy’ club nights 10 years ago: “The idea for Feeling Gloomy came about 10 years ago when I’d lost my job, had no house or girlfriend and was lying on my bed listening to the Smiths”, Hill told The Independent.

Besides standup favs, Gloom Aid will also feature a rare live performance from the Iain Duncan Smiths, who reimagine the songs of Hill’s favourite band as sung by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – titles include “Girlfriend in a Coma (She’s Fit For Work)”. Awesome!

Iain Duncan smiths

Grab yourself a dose of the funnies this January over on the Gloom Aid website.

Pictured above: The Iain Duncan Smiths, and top: Robert Newman

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