A CHARITY comedy night held in Whitchurch has been deemed a "brilliant" night by the organisers.

The evening of thrills and spills, held at the White Bear in Whitchurch last Thursday, was backed up by a charity head shave, which helped raise nearly £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Hosted by Donald Mackerel of Kung Fu Pug Comedy, it was the first time the night had taken place at the White Bear.

"So the gig was fantastic. It was really well attended and despite a neighbouring venue putting on a live band it went without a hitch," said Donald.

"You could even say that the deafening rock music unified those inside our hut into having a brilliant night and donating to a brilliant charity.

"Sophie Lloyd-Owen 'Braved the Shave' for Macmillan Cancer Support and raised nearly £500 just before our BBC star headliner Josh Pugh took to the stage and blew everyone away with his comedy genius."

Josh Pugh was supported on the night by Craig Dixon, Phil Carr, new comedian Jas Singh and Midlands Comedy Awards New Comedian of the Year, Doug Carter.

"It was a brilliant night that raised a lot of money despite the adverse conditions," added Donald. "And showed that despite all the guff going on in the UK at the moment, the people of Whitchurch are still able to head out and have a lovely time with a bunch of strangers."

Donald has also revealed that charity nights will be held at The White Bear in Whitchurch every the last Thursday of every month.

Next month's gig, to be held on July 25 at 7.30pm, will be headlined by BBC3 and BBC Northern Ireland star, Mary Flanigan with a quality support.