“Disability History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic achievements of disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, and with the theme this year being Disability and Art we knew comedy would be a perfect vehicle to spread this positive message.
“We are thrilled at securing fantastic acts for ‘Funny to a Degree’ and that the event is being supported by so many local businesses. We encourage everyone to come down with their friends, families and colleagues to enjoy this brilliant night and to support the much needed local service, Possability People.”
UK Disability History Month is an annual event creating a platform to campaign for equality and human rights. The theme for this year’s Month is Disability and Art, and the evening is part of national celebrations of the achievements of disabled people in this field.
Comedian Romina Puma said: “For me working in the arts means I can express myself and being disabled I can raise awareness through my comedy."
Funny to a Degree is being supported by local businesses: Everyone who buys a ticket will be entered to win a door prize of £100 meal vouchers for Proud Country House in Stanmer Park.
Raffle prizes will include: mid-week stay for two in sea-facing themed room at Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton; two tickets for the opening night of War Horse at the Brighton Centre; afternoon tea for two at The Grand Brighton Hotel; spa treatment at the Brighton Harbour Hotel: Luxury Hotel & Spa; food hamper from Julia Robinson Catering; two tickets to the Royal Pavilion; dual-ride on The Brighton Zip; and a cut and blow-dry at Headmasters.