Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK are set to celebrate a decade of standing up to cancer on November 3 with a star-studded night live from The Francis Crick Institute. The renowned hub for pioneering cancer research will play host to the biggest and brightest names in British comedy and entertainment who come together to bring audiences a raucous night of television.

From 7 pm, hosts Davina McCall, Adam Hills, Joe Lycett and Munya Chawawa will kick off proceedings with SU2C: The Takeover. This 90-minute live show features comedy talent and famous faces, including Rita Ora, Oti Mabuse, Cush Jumbo, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Charlotte Ritchie and many more.

Following this, Channel 4 will show an all-new Celebrity Gogglebox and the finale of Don’t Look Down (pictured above), where Paddy McGuinness leads his team of celebrities as they attempt a world-first relay high-wire walk over the London Stadium, home of the 2012 Olympics.

The night will climax in The SU2C Comedy Roast, an entertaining extravaganza hosted by Rhod Gilbert and featuring an array of comedy talent, including Jordan Gray, Ellie Taylor, Danny Beard, Tom Stade, Davina McCall, Joe Lycett and Nish Kumar. Comics Sara Barron, Thanyia Moore, Bobby Mair, Harriet Kemsley, Fatiha El-Ghorri and Larry Dean will also take part in a ‘roast roulette’ in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

The night culminates in Sean Lock: Lockipedia – a reminder of the much-missed comedy genius of one of Channel 4’s best-known comics.

In the days preceding the live show, Channel 4 will air special programmes including the documentary, Rhod Gilbert: A Pain In The Neck.

Stand Up To Cancer was commissioned for Channel 4 by Head of Live Events, Tom Beck with Head of Entertainment, Phil Harris and commissioning executive Antonia Howard-Taylor.

SU2C: The Takeover and The SU2C Comedy Roast, are produced by Monkey, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. Executive Producers for Monkey are Andy Charles Smith and Suzi Aplin.

Channel 4’s live SU2C night will feature Audio Description commentary on the main broadcast and will be shown simultaneously on 4Seven with British Sign Language interpretation.

Over the past decade, Stand Up To Cancer has raised over £93 million for lifesaving cancer research. For more information and to donate online, visit

Michael Burns

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