Give even more money to comedians and The Trussell Trust!
Help raise some money from the comfort of your favourite armchair.
by TheCovidArms in London, England, United Kingdom
Give even more money to comedians and The Trussell Trust!
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 25th 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 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.
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.
Ross Noble is an award-winning stand-up comedian and television presenter. Instantly recognisable for his many appearances on shows such as QI, Have I got News For You and Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled, Noble is an international powerhouse of live-performance, with tours including Noodlemeister, Nonsensory Overload and Tangentleman. He is also an acclaimed host and presenter, working across programmes on Radio 4, as well as presenting and directing Freewheelin’ (DAVE) and co-hosting That Sunday Night Show.
Rose is a comedian, writer and actor from New Zealand.
Rose’s critically acclaimed show “Horndog” won the best comedy show award at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was nominated for the best show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She has recorded the show as a special for HBO MAX.
Rose is a regular face on TV having featured on Have I Got News For You (BBC One), W1A (BBC One), Unspun with Matt Forde (Dave), Jon Richardson’s Ultimate Worrier (Dave), 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4) 8 Out Of 10 Cats (E4), Hypothetical (Dave), There’s Something About Movies (Sky One), Dave Gorman’s Terms and Conditions Apply (Dave) and The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (Channel 4) in the UK. She was also a contestant on series nine of Taskmaster (Dave/Channel 4).
In the US, she also performed a stand up slot on Conan (TBS). In New Zealand Rose is the lead writer and star of the sketch show Funny Girls (TV3) which is in its third series, and a regular on panel show 7 Days (Three Now NZ). She also starred in the feature Baby, Done (Piki Films).
Her own sitcom, Starstruck, which she has written and stars in has been commissioned by BBC3 in the UK and HBO Max in the US.
Danny has been hand picked to support a number of high profile acts on tour including;, Micky Flanagan, Sarah Millican, Doc Brown and Sean Lock. He’s also been gracing the small screen, appearing on Al Murray’s ‘One Night Stand’ (Dave) and the ‘Premier League Show’ (BBC Two) and recently took to the radio waves to co-host one of Jason Manford’s Sunday morning shows for Absolute Radio. Debuting his latest solo show ‘01/02’ at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to packed out rooms throughout the month long run, Danny’s everyman appeal knows no bounds.
A self confessed devotee of 'real music', Robbie Cavanagh is not defined by genres. The only rules are good musicians, real instruments, great microphones and performance with emotion. Capturing sound, not producing it. Robbie performs self penned, unscrubbed tales of heartbreak, loss, love and discovery, and when he puts pen to paper, he lives by his own words. 'The more you wrestle with an idea, the more contrived it becomes'. Robbie writes with honesty, emotion, and most importantly; instinct. Though his latest record ‘To Leave/To Be Left’ has received high praise from fans and industry professionals, it's Robbie's live performance that has really turned heads and attracted much deserved attention. Stepping out on stage with his long hair, Levi's and Stetson, a guitar over his shoulder and a well earned confidence in his chest, Robbie can hardly open his mouth without also opening his heart. Performance is Robbie's way of channelling emotion and his passion and energy are incredibly contagious.
Robbie and his band have made their way onto many UK festival stages including Black Deer, Maverick, BlueDot, Cornbury, Wilderness, Buckle and Boots, and Silverstone Woodlands, and has performed in the UK, Europe and USA alongside such artists as Jarrod Dickenson, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Deslondes, The Wandering Hearts, Beth Nielson Chapman, Mary Gauthier, Jaimee Harris, Robert Vincent, James House, Ferris & Silvester, Wildwood Kin, Max Jury, Whitney Rose, Amelia White, Us The Duo, Jace Everett.
Robbie has worked with BBC Radio 2's Whispering Bob Harris, recording live sessions in his studio and being played on his Radio 2 show numerous times. Bob's company 'Under The Apple Tree' have also been heavily involved with Robbie's music, inviting him to perform at festivals and showcases across the UK and USA as well as Bob hosting Robbie's record launch show in Harrogate.
Since returning from his Headline UK tour, Robbie has been in pre-production for his 3rd record to be released summer 2020
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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