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Edinburgh Fringe to host mental health benefit show

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Image caption Comedian David Morgan will host the event, titled Take A Comedian Out

Comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe are to take part in a show in aid of mental health charity Mind following the death of Robin Williams.

The charity version of TV game show Take Me Out will be hosted by David Morgan and feature comics including Matt Richardson, John Kearns, Romesh Ranganathan and Midnight Beast.

Take A Comedian Out will take place at the Pleasance Grand on Tuesday.

Morgan said he was "excited to be helping raise money for Mind".

He added: "Mental illness is a cause very close to me. I'm really happy to be raising money for them in such a fun and entertaining way."

Co-organiser Charlotte Austin said: "It's going to be a lot of chaotic fun with 25 of the best comedians on one stage.

"Also, in light of the tragic passing of Robin Williams, we've decided to donate all the profits to Mind. Let's have a blast and raise awareness."

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