Comedy at The Covid Arms Saturday 13 June 2020

by TheCovidArms in London, England, United Kingdom

Comedy at The Covid Arms Saturday 13 June 2020
We did it
On 13th June 2020 we successfully raised £5,633 with 985 supporters in 7 days

Watch superb live comedy and talk to your favourite comedians!

by TheCovidArms in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Raise even more money for 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 the 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 13th June 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 interact with you on Zoom.

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 and compere 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.

Joel Dommett

Joel burst onto the comedy scene in 2007 and quickly established himself as one of the most exciting comedians in the UK. He has become a regular face on TV, from being a finalist in 2017’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! ITV, Comedy Centrals Joel and Nish vs The World and a panelist on Sky One’s Bring the Noise alongside Nicole Scherzinger, to presenting Live In Chelsea, the live E4 after-show to hit series Made In Chelsea.

Joel boasts a constantly increasing array of TV credits, he has been a team captain on ITV2’s Reality Bites, featured on Drunk History (Comedy Central) and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala (Channel 4). Joel also co-starred in the hugely successful Impractical Jokers (BBC Three), and has numerous acting credits to his name, including a starring role in his first feature film White Island, E4’s Skins and BBC Two’s Popatron.

In 2017 he appeared on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. After his hugely successful time in the jungle he took over the hosting of ITV2’s spin of show I’m A Celebrity… Extra Camp alongside Scarlett Moffat. Alongside touring his live show, Joel released his first book It’s Not Me, It’s Them, which recounts his past relationships in pursuit of love.

Sunil Patel

Downbeat stand-up comic who 'can find laughs in the bleakest of topics' (Time Out)

'Finalist in the 2012 BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award, the 2013 Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year competition, and the 2011 Leicester Square Comedian Of The Year competition. Winner of the 2012 Piccadilly Comedy Club new act competition' (Chortle).

Rich Hall

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native is renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences. This is a comedian who’s plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word winning him fans all over the globe. Hall has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits with his common sense, and he is no less harsh to his homeland.

Music from Seye Adelekan

Seye Adelekan, bass player in Gorillaz, singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist hails from Nigeria via London and a whole host of other places. With a mixture of soothing vocals and a soulful pop sensibility, he brings his unique brand of introspective yet optimistic music to you.

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

Please check our website for the FAQs.

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

87 of 100 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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