Comedy at The Covid Arms Saturday 27 June 2020

by TheCovidArms in London, England, United Kingdom

Comedy at The Covid Arms Saturday 27 June 2020
We did it
On 27th June 2020 we successfully raised £5,060 with 785 supporters in 7 days

Watch superb live comedy, talk to your favourite comedians & win beer!

by TheCovidArms in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Give more money to the Trussell Trust and comedians out of work.


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 27th 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

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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.

Milton Jones

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Milton Jones? You know, the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock The Week! Comedian, writer and actor, whose stand-up is full of surrealism, nonsense and sharp wit. His style of humour is based on mostly one-liners involving puns. Jones has had various shows on BBC Radio 4, at the beginning of which he is sometimes announced as 'Britain's funniest Milton'.

'The wild-haired Jones has raised wordplay to the level of fine art' (Radio Times)

'He's fast, absurd and very funny' (Radio Times)

'No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride' (The Guardian)

'The best one-line merchant in British Comedy' (Chortle).

'Absurdist, one-line masterpieces' (The Times).

Milton Jones was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2015.

Official website miltonjones.com


Sara Barron

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Sara is an American writer turned standup living in London. While Stateside, she wrote for Vanity Fair, published two essay collections, and earned the role of host for the hit U.S. storytelling show, The Moth. This, in turn, gave her the bug for live performance. It also introduced her to her (British) husband, which prompted an eventual move to the UK. She’s since started standup. Her work has featured most recently on The Guilty Feminist, BBC R4Xtra, and Dave Gorman’s “Modern Life is Goodish”. This August, she returns to the Edinburgh Fringe following her hit debut hour.

Official website sarabarron.com

Huge Davies

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Huge has risen to become one of the most promising new acts in the UK. He has filmed for Comedy Central online, supported acts such as Sara Pascoe and Nish Kumar and is a member of the Soho Young Company Comedy Lab, performing regular sold out showcases at the Soho Theatre.

‘Jet black, funny and unsettling’ - Chortle

BBC New Comedy Award 2017 – Nominee.

Amused Moose 2017 – Finalist.

Official website facebook.com/HugeDaviesComedy

Music from Seazoo

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Seazoo is a noisy indie-pop group, influenced by Yo La Tengo, Courtney Barnett and Grandaddy.

2018 saw the band release their first studio album, ‘TRUNKS’, to much critical media acclaim and also shortlisted for the Welsh Music Prize. The band has enjoyed significant support from BBC Radio. Plays by Huw Stephens (R1), Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Radcliffe and Maconie, Cerys Matthews (6Music), and also 3 prestigious live Marc Riley sessions at BBC Media City and Maida Vale.

The track ‘Roy’s World’ featured in ‘Best of Recommends’ - records of the year by BBC 6 Music (2017). It will be used through 2019 by the BBC 6 Music early breakfast show as its primary ‘bed-track’. Alt J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton played Seazoo on BBC Radio 1 as a future breakthrough band.

Seazoo have a reputation for being an exceptional live act, appearing at Green Man, Festival No.6, The Great Escape, FOCUS Wales, Swn, Truck and Indietracks. They have toured during 2017/18 as a headline act in the UK, and were also main tour-support to The Lovely Eggs, and also played alongside Circa Waves, Peace and Idles.

THE CHARITY

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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

98 of 150 claimed

Front row ticket

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.

£50 or more

14 of 25 claimed

A case of beer & a print & a ticket

For £50 Beavertown will send you a case of 24 Neck Oils, a limited edition charity print of the Covid Arms logo designed by Nick Dwyer AND you get a front row ticket to the show on Saturday. A bargain! Pls allow 7 days for delivery.

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