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Jonathan Lampon to do stand up for BBC Comic Relief

BBC Leicester's Jonathan Lampon to do stand up for Comic Relief
Image caption Presenter Jonathan Lampon takes on a comedy challenge for Comic Relief

Can you imagine anything more terrifying than standing on stage trying to make people laugh?

Well that is the challenge fearless BBC Radio Leicester presenter Jonathan Lampon has taken on - and he wants your support!

For this year's Red Nose Day appeal Jonathan will be raising money - and hopefully a few laughs - by learning the ropes, writing a routine, then performing it on stage in front of a paying crowd as part of Stand Up for Comic Relief.

"What worries me slightly is I can't swear, I can't be rude, I can't bring the BBC into disrepute, am I going to have enough material?", said Jonathan.

Comedian Lenny Henry had some calming words for the presenter when he caught up with him backstage at Leicester Comedy Festival.

"There's been plenty of comedians over the years who have done fine without swearing or bringing anybody into disrepute", said Lenny.

"You'll be fine; just think funny."

You'll be able to follow Jonathan's progress on his lunchtime show (1200-1400 GMT, every weekday) on BBC Radio Leicester - 104.9FM, DAB and online.

See the show

Jonathan will perform on Thursday 17 March at The Exchange Bar, Rutland Street in Leicester. Door at 1900, for a 1930 GMT start.

Please note this venue is unsuitable for disabled access.

Tickets cost £8, £7.20 of which goes directly to Comic Relief - registered charity 326568 (England & Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

To buy tickets and for more information visit the Leicester Comedy Festival website.

Show your support

To show your support for Jonathan Lampon on BBC Radio Leicester Text "LEICESTER" to 70011.

Texts cost £1 plus your standard network message charge. £1 per text goes to Comic Relief.

You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payers permission.

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