Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is hosting a live Christmas Comedy Cracker event for veterinary professionals at 8pm on Thursday 17th December.

The company says it wanted to give vet nurses a chance to kick back and relax with some first-rate comedy talent at the end of what has been an incredibly challenging year.

The Christmas Comedy Cracker is being hosted by stand-up comedian, Rhys James, who regularly appears on Mock the Week and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central. 

The line-up also includes the actress, comedian, ventriloquist and British Comedy Award winner, Nina Conti.

Nina will be joined by special guest comedian, Zoe Lyons, whose TV credits include Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The Paul O’Grady Show and The Wright Stuff.

The final act is The Noise Next Door, a musical comedy troupe which has performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray and Harry Hill.

Jemima Mead, marketing lead at Boehringer Ingelheim said: "There’s no doubt that 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for the whole profession. We know that COVID-19 has also meant work Christmas celebrations have been cancelled.  So, as part of our ongoing support for the profession we are bringing festive cheer direct to the homes of veterinary professionals to help round off the year with first-rate comedy talent and enable them to kick back, relax and hopefully laugh their festive socks off.”

To register for your free place at BI Animal Health’s Christmas Comedy Cracker online event, visit

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