Bristol-born Russell Howard heads a stellar line-up of comedians who have come together to raise funds for Bristol’s city centre hospitals.

'Funny Bones: Russell Howard & Guests' will take place at the Bristol Hippodrome on Sunday 30 September, 7:30pm.

Also set to tickle your funny bones on the night are Jon RichardsonJoel DommettStuart GoldsmithLaura LexxAndy Askins and Mark Olver (MC).

Russell said: 

I’m really excited to come back to Bristol to help out a local charity that supports a fantastic cause. Almost everyone in Bristol will have a link to the city centre hospitals – whether they have been a patient themselves or a friend or family member has been treated. This year the NHS turns 70-years-old so it was especially important for me to give something back in this anniversary year.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 16 July at 10am and will be available from the Bristol Hippodrome website.

It's expected to sell out quickly so don't miss out on a side-splitting night of comedy!

Update: matinee show added. UH Bristol staff can get a 20% discount for the 2:30pm performance. The code and discount link are in staff e-newsletter Newsbeat from Monday 23 July.