Did you hear the one about the bosses who turned their hand to comedy in order to raise money for charity?
For the last 2 years, Sheffield business leaders have bravely taken to the stage and showcased their own stand-up comedy routines - and it’s all happening again!
The unique fundraiser, Funny Business Sheffield, is being held for the third year to raise vital funds for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
The challenge will see more leading business figures complete a five-week training programme under the guidance of Sheffield-born policeman turned creative comic, Alfie Moore.
The training will commence in the early autumn and will culminate with the comedy hopefuls performing live on-stage at the City Hall on Thursday 23rd October.
This year's contestants are:
Nigel Short, Managing Director, Voot Telecoms
Martin Loxley, Partner, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
Jim Richardson, Head of Resilience, Yorkshire Ambulance
Mick Lee, Managing Director, Constant Security
Martin Miles Moore, Physiotherapist, RAF
Tracey Cheetham, Councillor, Barnsley Council
Steve Knowles, Director, Knowles Warwick
Matt Morris, Orthopaedic Surgeon, One Health Group
David Throssell, Medical Director, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Richard Crompton, Chief Constable, South Yorkshire Police
Julie Kenny, Chairman, Pyronix Ltd
Darren Pearce, Centre Director, Meadowhall Shopping Centre
David Walsh, Editor, The Star Business
To support the contestants' brave efforts, visit www.justgiving.com/teams/FBSheffield
There is a strictly limited supply of tickets left for sale.