Taylor returns to Fringe with stand-up show in support of Scottish Huntington’s Association

Good luck to full-time carer Taylor Graham who is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe with his new charity stand-up show in support of people with Huntington’s disease and their loved ones.

This year the 25-year-old from Edinburgh will be at the Counting House (Fringe venue 170) where he will joined over two nights by 10 up-and-coming comedy acts – John Carruthers, Peter Bell, Dean Beirne and Ray Fordyce on Monday 7 August and Jordan Sculley, Gita Blaze, Alex McNair and Alan Jay on Monday 14 August.

The performers will be cracking jokes to raise a serious amount of money for Scottish Huntington’s Association, a cause close to Taylor who put his college plans on hold to become a full-time carer when his dad Sean started to show symptoms and was no longer able to work.

Taylor said: “I’m looking forward to putting some smiles on faces while raising much-needed funds in support of families with Huntington’s disease.”

Taylor and his family depend on specialist services from Scottish Huntington’s Association, which provides an HD Specialist to ensure the right package of care is in place, a Financial Wellbeing Officer to support with management of household finances, and a Specialist Youth Advisor who works 1-2-1 with Taylor to help him cope with his caring responsibilities and the impact of Huntington’s disease on his family.

“Scottish Huntington’s Association has been great for us. Pete, my Specialist Youth Advisor, even helped by getting me a spot at a charity comedy gig when I was starting out,” added Taylor.

Entry to both gigs is free – audience members will be asked to pay what they can on the night and all money raised will go to Scottish Huntington’s Association. There is no need to book in advance.

*Please note both shows are for adults only due to 18+ content.*

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