Comedy at The Covid Arms Sat 18 April

by TheCovidArms in London, England, United Kingdom

Comedy at The Covid Arms Sat 18 April
We did it
On 18th April 2020 we successfully raised £15,680 with 2357 supporters in 7 days

Help raise some money from the comfort of your favourite armchair.

by TheCovidArms in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Give even more money to The Trussell Trust and comedians!


THE EVENT

Enjoy some of the best comedy and entertainment out there from the comfort of your very favourite armchair. Our comics will be streaming from their homes all over the UK. 

*Please note you will only be able to buy a ticket until 5pm on the day of the performance.*

The money we raise will be split between performers and the Trussell Trust.  When your livelihood disappears we don’t want to be the guys asking comedians to work for free.

The event will take place on Saturday 18th April 2020 at 7pm (UK time).

You can purchase a link to the live stream or alternatively join our 'front row' seats where the performers will be able to see and interact with you (make sure you have a webcam and microphone).

Finally - please be warned that strong language will be used from the beginning and this may not be suitable for children.

THE ACTS

Kiri Pritchard Mclean

Your host is Welsh Comedian Kiri Pritchard-Mclean - a double Chortle Award winning stand up comedian, writer and satirist. Recent television appearances include Have I Got News For You, The Russell Howard Hour (which she writes on) and Stand Up Central. Kiri hosted both Stand Up at BBC Wales and Wales at the Edinburgh Fringe for the BBC where she introduces a throng of the most exciting comics in the UK. She will be in upcoming episodes of Hypothetical, Roast Battle and the Comedy Central Specials.

A regular on BBC radio, Kiri has appeared many times on The Now Show and the News Quiz. She often co-hosts on Rhod Gilbert's radio show and guest hosted Newsjack Extra. Kiri is a writing/ directing member of Foster's Comedy Award nominated sketch group Gein's Family Giftshop who have a third installment of their radio series in the pipeline.

Kiri is a co-creator and co-host of both the All Killa No Filla podcast and the live juggernaut Amusical. All Killa No Filla is a podcast about serial killers that has a gigantic following worldwide. Co hosted with Rachel Fairburn, the podcast's live adaptation sold out The Leicester Square Theatre in minutes and toured the United States. Amusical is a phenomena that started in Backyard Comedy Comedy and has run monthly for just over a year. Comedians sing their favourite songs from the musicals, hosted by Kiri with Jayde Adams and house band Dave and the Quavers. In the short time since it's conception it has sold out the Pleasance Grand in Edinburgh twice and been made into a pilot with Burning Bright for Comedy Central.

Sara Pascoe

Sara is one of the most revered comedians in the UK. She has hosted 'Live at the Apollo' (BBC2) and 'Comedians Giving Lectures' (Dave), and appeared on a host of other best-loved TV shows including 'Mock the Week', 'Have I Got News for You?', 'QI', 'Would I Lie to You?' and '8 out of 10 Cats', as well as recording a stand-up special, 'Sara Pascoe Live at the BBC'. Sara’s radio series, 'Modern Monkey', aired on BBC R4 and her authored BBC short, 'Sara Pascoe vs Monogamy', was broadcast to great acclaim.

Sara has enjoyed multiple sell-out UK tours and a sell-out run in London’s West End. As an actress, Sara has an impressive array of TV credits including the BAFTA nominated 'Twenty Twelve' (BBC2), 'W1A' (BBC2), 'Campus' (C4), 'The Thick of It' (BBC2) and 'Being Human' (BBC3). Sara has authored the critically acclaimed 'Animal' and the Sunday Times Best Seller 'Sex Power Money'.

Suzi Ruffell

Regarded as one of the best up-and-coming acts, Suzi won best club comic at the 2019 Chortle Awards. It has been a busy few years for Suzi, with three sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival resulting in her recording her show Keeping It Classy for Live from the BBC – released last summer – and a clip racking up over 16 million views on Facebook. Her shows receive critical acclaim, and have nabbed her the working-class comedy crown of her generation. Suzi has most recently appeared on Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Roast Battle, Ultimate Worrier, Hypothetical, Stand Up Central and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store.

Suzi is also a regular on BBC Radio 4 including The News Quiz and The Now Show, as well as co-hosting the hit podcast Like Minded Friends with Tom Allen.

After another sell out show in Edinburgh, Dance Like Everyone Is Watching is one touring the UK after being named as one of the top ten reviewed shows at the festival (third year running for Suzi). She’s recently added The Jonathan Ross Show, The One Show, House of Game and Harry Hill’s Clubnite amongst many others to her TV appearances.

Scott Bennett

After starting comedy in late 2009, Scott has rapidly established himself as one of the fastest rising stars on the UK circuit. Likeable, with a warm and engaging delivery, he is a Yorkshire live wire with an undeniable no nonsense logic.

His debut hour stand up show "About a Roy: Stories about me dad" was nominated for the highly acclaimed Amused Moose Comedy Award and was selected as one of the top ten shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015. As well as receiving rave reviews, Scott was selected to perform an extract from the show as part of the famous Mervyn Stutter's "Pick of the Fringe Showcase".

A versatile and confident performer Scott regularly appears at many of established clubs including; The Comedy Store, Glee, Jongleurs, Highlight, Just the Tonic, Ten Feet Tall, Funhouse Comedy, Buzz Comedy, Frog and Bucket, Baby Blue, Hilarity Bites and many other independents. He is a resident MC with Funhouse Comedy and is also making a name for himself on the corporate and after dinner speaking circuit.

Recently Scott was also thrilled to be selected to do a support slot for Michael McIntyre as part of his work in progress shows at the Duchess Theatre in London alongside Keri Godliman, Russell Kane and Ed Gamble.

“Great material, great delivery, a very funny man"  Rob Brydon

"A joy to watch” Chris Ramsey

“Fabulous turns of phrase and pungent expressions, superb character creations” Edinburgh Fringe Review 2015, Chortle

Karima Francis

Karima has toured the UK and Europe extensively with her captivating performances – She has graced the major stages supporting such artists as Paul Simon/ The Stereophonics / Jack Savoretti / Patti Smith and Amy Winehouse

Having begun playing drums at 13, Karima Francis self-taught guitar and songwriting at the age of 18. Not long after, her legendary debut The Author was released on independent record label Kitchenware Records, produced by the gifted Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Paulo Nutini). She was named as a number one act to watch in 2009 by the Observer. The Author effortlessly found common ground with Francis’s audiences. It’s a song-driven album, entwined with melodic textures and innovative musical progressions. This emotionally rich album was met with critical acclaim for both her vocals and songwriting. Francis’s performance on BBC’s iconic music show ‘Later with Jools Holland’ in 2010, was the icing on the cake for the Author’s success.

In 2012 Francis returned with her second album ‘The Remedy’ produced by Flood (U2, PJ Harvey, Smashing Pumpkins). Prior to the release, Francis spent some time in LA where she wrote her most crowd-pleasing single ‘Wherever I go’ with the likes of Linda Perry. Released on Vertigo records, the Remedy’s betterment proved just how prolific Francis is as an artist.

Karima Francis self-released her third album ‘Black’ in 2015 produced by Dan Austin [Doves / Cherry Ghost / Kid Wave]. Black’s ambient sounds went hand in hand with Francis’s astonishing vocals.

THE CHARITY

The Trussell Trust support a nationwide network of food banks and together  provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. TT support more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis, as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face. Between April 2018 and March 2019, food banks in their network provided a record 1.6 million food supplies to people in crisis, a 19% increase on the previous year.

We know it takes more than food to end hunger. That’s why we bring together the experiences of food banks in our network to challenge the structural economic issues that lock people in poverty, and campaign to end the need for food banks in the UK.

FAQs

When do I get my tickets?

You will receive an email on the Saturday evening of the event, after 5pm, containing a link to the livestream or your ‘front row’ seats.

You may receive your ‘front row’ link earlier in the day!

Can I share my livestream link?

Please feel free to share the livestream link but consider making another donation to The Trussell Trust.

How do I access my 'front row' ticket?

You will receive an email on Saturday evening after 5pm containing a link to a live broadcast using the software Zoom.us. The software is free and available on any tablet, computer or smartphone. Please download in advance of 7pm Saturday so you are ready to go and ensure you have the latest version.

Can I share my 'front row' link?

We only have limited capacity for the ‘front row’ tickets so please don’t share your link with anyone else.

My 'front row' link is not working, what do I do?

Please keep trying the link and password provided. If you are still having issues then please watch using livestream link and let us know via twitter: @covid_comedy

What is the difference between making a 'donation' on Crowdfunder and buying a 'Livestream link'?

Everyone who makes a donation or purchases a ‘Livestream link’ will receive an email on Saturday after 5pm with details on how to watch the show.




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Rewards

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£2 or more

Livestream link

You'll receive an email on Saturday evening with the live stream link to enjoy an evening of comedy.

£10 or more

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Front row seat

You'll receive an exclusive link to one of our 'front row' seats allowing you to digitally 'raise your hand' and interact with our performers if you wish.

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