AN Ammanford-based comedian is running a host of comedy shows across south Wales to raise money for a vital charity.

Gareth Morris organised the Wales Stands Up event in 2022, inspired by Rhod Gilbert’s battle with cancer and his fundraising for Velindre Cancer Centre. He said: “Last year was fantastic and raised more money than we originally planned. We’re delighted to be back and aiming higher, with more gigs and our sights set on matching the £13,000 for Velindre Cancer Centre this year.”

The shows will be spread out from October 16 to October 29 and will take place at a number of venues across Carmarthenshire including Carmarthen and Llanelli and across south Wales at venues in Cardiff, Swansea, Port Talbot, Newport, Ebbw Vale, Caerphilly and Porth. There will be names including Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Bennett Arron and Robin Morgan alongside a host of up-and-coming comedians from across Wales.

Velindre’s deputy head of fundraising, Kylie McKee, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that ‘Wales Stands Up’ is coming back again this year. Last year, the events were brilliantly supported and raised a staggering amount for Velindre.

“The events are organised and supported by volunteers so all the money raised goes directly to Velindre to provide the best treatments, care and support services to patients and their families. So for a night of fun and laughter, please support one of these shows and help make a difference to cancer patients and their families in Wales.”

South Wales Guardian: Wales Stands Up will take place across a number of venues

The shows will include:

October 12: Dal Rhys Towler at Joke in the Oak, Cardiff.

October 16: Roasted Comedy at Rhostio, Cardiff.

October 18: This is a Stand Up at Cwrw, Carmarthen.

October 19: Nick Jones at Plough and Harrow, Mumbles.

October 19: The Comedy Patch at Aviary, Caerphilly.

October 19: Afanalaugh at Afan Ales, Port Talbot.

October 19: Laugheasy Comedy at Gwaelod-y-Garth Inn, north Cardiff.

October 20: Blaenau Gwent Comedy at Willowtown Club, Ebbw Vale.

October 21: Clwb Comedy at Clwb Y Bont, Pontypridd.

October 21: The Comedy Patch at Station Inn, Caerphilly.

October 21: Blaenau Gwent Comedy at The Jam Jar, Swansea.

October 21: Clwb Comedy at Yr Hen Llyfrgell, Porth.

October 22: This is a Stand Up at Ej’s, Llanelli.

October 22: Kick Ass Comedy Club at Socialdice, Swansea

October 22: Buffalo Bellylaughs & Dragon Comedy at a venue to be decided.

October 27: Beefy’s Comedy Club at Deri Inn, Rhiwbina.

October 29: Shameless Promotion at Le Pub, Newport.

Information the comedy nights and where to find tickets can be found at

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