Diary: Marc's a stand-up guy

A quick plug for Marc Mendoza's annual charity auction for the Pepper Foundation, which provides care for terminally ill children.

The auction and comedy night takes place on 16 May at the Comedy Store in London and will be headlined by Simon Amstell (with the lovable Mendoza also on the bill). Last year, the event raised more than £280,000 for the charity. However, more money is needed to continue the charity's vital work and Mendoza is a competitive type who wants to beat this target. There are still a few tickets left, so contact pepper@mpg.com for more details.