News | Written by EdFortune 19/11/2020
Top Comedians Play Dungeons and Dragons – Again
Top UK Comedians James Acaster, Sally Phillips, Phil Wang, Lou Sanders and Paul Foxcroft are to take part in a Dungeons & Dragons live stream in order to raise funds for the charity Comic Relief.
The show will start from 7:30 PM UK time on the 4th December via online platform Tiltify.
Dungeons and Dragons producers Wizards of the Coast have teamed up with Comic Relief to bring you the event. All money raised will go towards charities in the UK and around the world.The event will last for approximately 2-3 hours. For a minimum donation of £1, the public will also be able to have a say in the various gaming decisions, throwing all sorts of fun challenges into the mix.The game is very likely to feature an angry goose and a variety of unhelpful magic items.If all this sounds a little familar, that's because it is; earlier this year Comic Relief hosted another fund-raising D&D game that not only raised over £25,000 but also introduced the world to a character called Timothy Dickspanner. And got the phrase #GregDaviesDeathMask trending on social media. It was enormous fun so of course, they're doing it again.The session will be hosted, yet again, by professional Dungeon Master and top-flight improv comedian, Paul Foxcroft. He is best known for Questing Time, a cult comedy show that hosts some of the cream of the UK’s indie comedy circuit regularly at The Phoenix, London. The show has recently moved to Twitch following The Phoenix’s temporary closure. The regular twitch stream features Briony Redman, Matt Highton, Richard Soames and Rufus Hound as they (hilariously incompetently) embark on an epic quest.
You can find out more about Comic Relief Plays Dungeons and Dragons here.
Sally Phillips said: "I may never have played Dungeons and Dragons before but reckon I’d be better suited to life in the Forgotten Realms, as I have always felt that I might change into a woodland creature at any moment. So I can’t believe I will be anything other than epic in this game! We continue living through such strange times so I hope we can provide some entertainment and laughs for those watching the stream from home while raising funds for Comic Relief."
James Acaster said: "I’m a huge gamer and I have no doubt this will be an EPIC game to watch. Mixed with the unknown twists and turns awaiting us from the public votes, who knows how this will turn out but I bet it will be a good laugh for those watching and will hopefully bring in lots of donations for Comic Relief."
Dan Barrett, Senior Brand Manager at Dungeons & Dragons, comments: "We were hugely proud of the money raised during the first Comic Relief Plays D&D game earlier this year, and we’re thrilled to again bring the adventure to those safe at home as part of our Holiday Specials series. With another all-star cast, we can’t wait to see the hilarious chaos unfold and donations for a great cause come in!"
Donations can be made before or during the game, which will be live streamed on Friday 4 December from 7.30pm UK time at www.comicrelief.com/dnd. You can catch the previous show below.