Top comedians are to perform in a special online Comedy and Carols event for the Diocese of St Asaph this Christmas.

The evening of fun, laughter and carol singing on Tuesday December 22 will feature Daliso Chaponda who won the Golden Buzzer on Britain’s Got Talent and performed at the Royal Variety Show last weekend watched by over 150 million people worldwide.

He will be joined by Barbara Nice, the overenthusiastic housewife alter-ego of Birmingham-based performer Janice Connolly, who previously appeared in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, and is well known on the circuit for her lively, upbeat presence.

The evening is hosted by Tony Vino who has been touring the comedy scene since 2005.

Other names on the bill are Paul Karenza, writer for BBC1’s Miranda and Not Going Out, among countless others and Andy Kind, who has performed almost 2,000 gigs since he started out in 2005, hosted his own radio show and is a regular at all the major UK Christian festivals.

Event organiser, Tim Feak, the under 25s officer for the Diocese of St Asaph, said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome these amazing world-class comedians to St Asaph, in a virtual way.

"This year has been difficult for so many people, we hope that this event will bring a little laughter and fun into our communities over Christmas. Comedy and Carols is open to everyone and aimed at all ages.

"It’s for anyone, whether they’re involved in church life or not, who would benefit from some joy and good times at the moment.”