Comedy at The Covid Arms Sat 2 May

by TheCovidArms in London, England, United Kingdom

Comedy at The Covid Arms Sat 2 May
We did it
On 2nd May 2020 we successfully raised £11,110 with 2027 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 2nd May 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 on Zoom (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.

Russell Howard

Russell Howard is one of the UK’s most successful comedians, with over 3.4 million Facebook fans and 1.3 million Twitter followers and is an incredibly well known face on our screens.

He is the writer and star of The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three/BBC Two). The Russell Howard Hour  has had over 100 million views across social media and was the most successful new entertainment series to launch on Sky One since 2010, whilst Russell Howards Good News was BBC Three’s best-performing entertainment show and received a new home on BBC Two for its ninth and tenth seasons, where it averaged over 3 million viewers per episode. In addition to these, Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip (Comedy Central) was the highest rating new commission on Comedy Central when it launched in 2016, and after the success of its first two series returned with Russell Howard & Mum: Globetrotters (Comedy Central).

Thanyia Moore

Thanyia is an actress, comedian, writer and presenter from London. In 2017 she joined the likes of Katherine Ryan, Andi Osho, Sarah Millican, Miss London Hughes, and Desiree Birch when she was crowned Funny Women Champion, Beating over 400 women in the process.

She has been performing comedy since 2012 and is affectionately known as one of the hardest working comedians on the circuit. She is one of the only females in the UK who works both the mainstream and Black comedy scenes simultaneously. This position was cemented when she reached the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2018.

She has performed across the UK and the world, including The USA, Turkey, Sweden, Holland, Spain and Slovenia. She has performed alongside some of the best known comics on the scene today, including but not limited to – Dane Baptiste, Desiree Birch and Ellie Taylor (all of whom she has recently supported on tour) Imran Khan, Paul Chowdhury, Suzi Ruffell, Richard Blackwood, & Joel Dommett. 

As well as being the founder and host of her own night ‘Moore Laughter’, She is a regular at Top Secret Comedy, Angel Comedy, Glee Clubs and Hysterical Women. She also lends herself to many charitable causes, one in particular, The Sunshine Foundation holds a special place in Thanyia’s heart, as they work with children with special needs both in the UK and the Caribbean.

Ed Gamble

As well as continuing his role as a regular panellist on Mock the Week (BBC Two), Ed’s credits include numerous guest appearances on The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC Two), I’ll Get This (BBC Two), Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC Two), Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Warrior (Dave), Insert Name Here (BBC Two), and Roast Battle UK (Comedy Central), stand-up appearances on Live At The Apollo (BBC Two), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), headlining Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), and Conan (TBS).

Ed first came to prominence playing Georgie Carlton in two series of Almost Royal (BBC America/E4/Netflix). He appeared in two episodes of Greg Davies’ sitcom Man Down (Channel 4), as well as co-writing the fourth series.

Ed has recently launched the hugely successful Off Menu podcast with co-host James Acaster (Repertoire on Netflix, Hypothetical on Dave). It immediately went to number one in the iTunes charts where it continues to flourish.

Paul Williams

Paul Williams isn’t a household name yet. Maybe he will be soon, but for now all you need to know is that he’s Guy Williams’ younger, better brother.

He hit Dunedin for his hour-long comedy show “Summertime Love,” and just dropped his debut album “Surf Music”.

“Surf Music” is an enigma. It’s funny, but not a comedy album. It’s surprisingly deep and romantic, but also self-referential and sarcastic.

Paul can (and does) do genuine comedy songs – his standup show includes a number about society coming together to address AIDs, poverty, racism, and the lack of waterparks in New Zealand (“and don’t tell me that Splash Planet counts because it doesn’t”).

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.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£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

150 of 150 claimed

Front row seat

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

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