HELP SAVE LIVE COMEDY!
What do you do when the future of the live comedy circuit is left hanging by a thread by a global pandemic? Well, if you’re us or any of the brilliant people on these lineups, you step up and throw a TV-quality livestream comedy megaparty to raise money for the venues and promoters affected!
ACTUAL REAL TICKETS TO BE PART OF OUR STUDIO AUDIENCE IN THE VENUE
We are excited to announce that after the decision by The Government tonight to allow indoor events, we have released seats & tables to watch the show LIVE! As special thank you for supporting us you can get 50% off seats and tables by entering the code:
When you purchase tickets HERE.
We recently carried out a successful Government backed pilot live show three weeks ago meeting all the Government guidelines on Covid Safety.
FREE STREAM, INTERACTIVE TICKETS AVAILABLE!
You can join in on all the fun FOR FREE, or - if you want the acts to see your laughing face - why not buy a Zoom ticket for the price of a pint and join the virtual front row which will appear on a big screen in front of the comedians on the night!
All funds raised go directly to Britain's endangered live comedy scene, more info below.
Grab your Zoom tickets on the ‘support us’ page, or donate any amount to receive a direct free link to the show!
INCREDIBLE LINEUP HOSTED BY AL MURRAY & JAYDE ADAMS
LIVE ON STAGE:
KWAME ASANTE / DANE BAPTISTE / HELEN BAUER / DON BISWAS / CATHERINE BOHART / SIKISA BOSTWICK - BARNES / LORRAINE BOWEN / FERN BRADY / MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE / JEN BRISTER / KANE BROWN / ED BYRNE / NATHAN CATON / DIANE CHORLEY / HUGE DAVIES / CARL DONNELLY / DAVE FULTON / ED GAMBLE / KERRY GODLIMAN / LOST VOICE GUY / RICHARD HERRING / JOSH JONES / ROSIE JONES / SARAH KEYWORTH / SHAPPI KHORSANDI / YURIKO KOTANI / TONY LAW / GARRETT MILLERICK / THANYIA MOORE / SCUMMY MUMMIES / NIGEL NG / RACHEL PARRIS / JOHNNY PELHAM / MAWAAN RIZWAN / ELEANOR TIERNAN / SINDHU VEE / SOPHIE WILLAN / RICH WILSON / GLENN WOOL & MORE SURPRISE GUESTS
Plus beaming into the show digitally are special guests:
JAMES ACASTER, AISLING BEA, BETHANY BLACK, DESIREE BURCH, HOLLY BURN, SARAH CALLAGHAN, MYRA DUBOIS, MICK FERRY, JESSICA FOSTEKEW, LONDON HUGHES, NISH KUMAR, LUISA OMIELAN, TIM VINE, FELICITY WARD & MORE TBA
& our very own Grand Family Stars!
LUCY BAKER (SHESUS & THE SISTERS) / CHARLIE PARTRIDGE / SUE GIVES A F*CK
*lineups subject to change
Soon to come on this donation page will be t-shirts, mugs and signed posters! Meanwhile all donations will receive the free stream link, and you can also donate here to get the exclusive FRONT ROW SEAT & INTERACTION TICKET!
MORE ABOUT THESE AMAZING SHOWS
These gianormous, juicy, exclusive, live stream shows are bursting at the seems with talent and loads of surprises, all coming together to support and help Britain's live comedy circuit.
Expect each show to have at least three 20 minute headline slots, plus tonnes more acts coming on and doing a turn, plus live games, skits, pastiches and specials, big diva song moments, and all capped off with a virtual after party at which special guest comedians will play "back at mine" sets of their favourite tracks. Make space in your living room schedules because this is gonna be history in action, and it's gonna be bloody hilarious.
NEW COMEDIANS - GET INVOLVED!
There will also be video submissions from comedy’s newest acts! We're hosting a competition with prizes. if you've been doing comedy for less than three years submit a video that is no longer than 2 minutes with the theme "Back To Normal", and we will play some of our favourites like an advert break on the night, and share the Top 5 on The Clapham Grand's social media. Email them to us here: [email protected]
TELL US WHY YOU LOVE COMEDY!
Also we want the general public to submit 30-60 second clips about "I love live comedy" or "The best live comedy show I ever saw was...." or why live comedy has helped or changed your life. Give a shout out to your favourite night or club and send it in!
WHY WE ARE DOING IT
The future of live comedy is hanging by a thread, and there is currently no trust (like the Live Music Venues Trust) to organise and distribute funds. Therefore we are asking our comedians to nominate their favourite comedy clubs or promoters, as well as supporting our friends and family at Top Secret Comedy Club, Gilded Balloon, The Stand, Pleasance and The Clapham Grand itself. We will be working closely with Save Live Comedy and listening to their advice, and all acts are performing for absolutely free.
The Clapham Grand are also giving their iconic venue space and expertise for free for these events. The South London variety theatre has been serving up comedy for 120 years and the stage was once the home of a little known act called Charlie Chaplin. In recent years Clapham Grand was where the first series of Taskmaster was recorded, Mo Gilligan Hosted four sell out shows here, Russell Howard performs his work-in-progress shows and just before the virus Clapham Grand started using their attic bar as a comedy club space 'Upstairs At The Grand'.
There obviously are some costs involved with putting on shows this big, and they will be dealt with minimally, efficiently, and transparently.
Following June's hugely successful 'Grand Aid' led by Frank Turner and Billy Bragg, a live stream marathon that raised over £20,000, now it's time for a bit of "Grand Relief" to help #SaveLiveComedy and you're all invited! Spread the word, invite people, watch this space, keep the conversation flowing, be nice, and get ready to laugh your socks off at home!
We need YOU to make this work on a truly tremendous scale, and raise a handsome sum of money to support some of Britain's comedy clubs and promoters that are currently going through hard times, as well as showcasing performers and collectives. We're dreaming big and with YOUR support we can DO THIS! All money raised will go to brilliant deserving recipients and in return your support will be rewarded with this amazing, outlandish, iconic, once-in-a-lifetime, truly marvellous online comedy treasure trove!
TOGETHER LET'S HELP SAVE LIVE COMEDY!
Virtual Doors are 7pm apart from on the 16th when they are 7.30pm.
In order to access the free stream you will need the ability to stream audio and visual on your device. The platform we use won’t require any apps and will be free to use and we will send you the link 30 mins before the show starts. All donations on this page will receive the free stream link.
If you have a FRONT ROW SEAT WITH INTERACTION it will be on ZOOM MEETING APP so please make sure you have this on your Laptop, tablet or mobile. (priority entry for ZOOM ticket holders 15 mins before virtual doors)
You will be emailed your ZOOM invitation 30 mins before the show is due to start, please check your inbox and junk folder.
1 ticket per device