Comic Damian takes on penniless tour to raise money for homeless charity

Comedian Damian KingsleyComedian Damian Kingsley
Comedian Damian Kingsley
Stand-up comic Damian Kingsley is currently travelling penniless from Land's End to Edinburgh on a 120-gig comedy tour in aid of bad housing and homelessness charity, Shelter.

Damian isn’t using any money or public transport, so he’s hoping to be given the basic necessities that so many people have to do without: shelter, food and maybe the odd lift. In return he’ll tell jokes to anyone anywhere, from the Nags Head to Granny’s front room. So far, he’s raised over £10,000.

With almost half his slots to be confirmed, Damian’s likely to end up performing on the street and mowing lawns in exchange for the use of a washing machine or somewhere to sleep.

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Damian said: “It so important we raise money and awareness for Shelter, and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to do this. Gigs are mostly free entry (please check venue websites for details) but the whole point is to raise money for Shelter, so there will be a collection at the end of each gig.”

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Damian is playing at the Grapes Hotel in Newcastleton on Thursday July 7, in Hawick on Friday July 8 and in Kelso on Saturday July 9 – both at venues still to be confirmed – and on Sunday July 10 at Hemelvaart Bier Cafe in Ayton. Keep up with him at

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