A Night of Comedy for Grief Support - 22 May

by The Loss Foundation in London, England, United Kingdom

A Night of Comedy for Grief Support - 22 May
We did it
On 26th May 2020 we successfully raised £11,162 ( + est. £1206.00 Gift Aid ) with 385 supporters in 28 days

Raising money to run online grief support groups for people losing loved ones during Covid-19.

by The Loss Foundation in London, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The more money we raise the more online grief support groups we can provide, which people can access from anywhere in the country.

THE LINK TO THE COMEDY SHOW HAS NOW BEEN EMAILED OUT. If you don't get your email contact us on [email protected] and we can send it over asap.



Join us to support the hundreds of families devastated by losing loved ones every single day. They are not statistics to us – they are real people in need of support now and we are their frontline.

Back by popular demand, the funniest night of the year awaits you! Friday 22nd May 7:30pm!!

COVID-19 may have stopped all live events from going ahead, but The Loss Foundation is not going to let it rain on our comedy parade! We are continuing with our annual comedy night event as planned, but this time bringing it to a screen (very) near you instead. A brilliant comedy night awaits you, full of variety and surprises, and raising much needed funds.

All money raised will directly fund The Loss Foundation's online bereavement support activities for people who have lost a loved one to cancer AND now also to those who have lost loved ones to coronavirus. The urgent need for this support is rising daily in every corner of the UK, and we have made our support accessible to all online.

Our comedy night is our biggest fundraiser, raising a third of our annual income each year, so every ticket purchase and donation really does make a huge difference. The more money we raise the more online support groups and telephone support we are able to offer.

Once again, we have an all-star line-up to make you belly-laugh as well as a few surprises.

For a £5 ticket you will get:
- Bespoke performances from our comedians filmed from their homes;
- A unique password-protected link for you to watch the show on Friday 22nd May;
- Surprise guest messages;
- Knowledge that you are helping a much-loved charity whilst sitting on the sofa laughing.


Tom Deacon

One of the best young comedians and presenters on the circuit, and our treasured Charity Patron, Tom Deacon never fails to make us laugh. We are delighted to have him onboard hosting our event again. 

"With looks, confidence, charm and great material; expect other comics to lynch him" The Sunday Times


Jen Brister

Jen is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and actor. She is a regular performer on the UK and international comedy circuits. She has written for BBC Scotland, presented for BBC 6 Music, and has been a regular contributor to magazines and online sites including Diva, g3, Standard Issue and The Huffington Post.

"Bold sketches, surreal ideas, slick banter. Keep an eye out." The Sunday Times.

Angela Barnes

This gloriously down to earth, straight-talking and extremely funny comedian will be joining us for the night. Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award in 2011 and with appearances on TV's Mock the Week, Russell Howard's Good News, and more, she is one to watch. 

"Brilliantly funny" Sarah Millican

Rhys James

Rhys began performing in 2009 in student competitions such as Comedy Central’s Funniest Student in 2010, and Chortle’s Student Comedy Award. He has performed solo shows at Edinburgh and written for Russell Howard's Good News. He is Mock The Week regular and star of his own BBC Radio 4 series.If you don't follow him on Twitter yet, do it now. 

"Rhys James is a comedic sorbet, the perfect palate cleanser." - Evening Standard

Evelyn Mok

Dubbed “The Swedish Amy Schumer” by Comedy Central Nordics, Evelyn Mok is the best thing to come out of Sweden since… IKEA? Born and raised in Sweden, to a Hong Kong-nese father and a Chinese-Indian mother, Evelyn is a spectacular cultural blend, add in being plus sized and an American accent whilst living in London, her cup definitely overfloweth with identity; cue a career in comedy.

“Really funny, really rude, but also refreshingly honest and smart” Graham Norton.

Barry from Watford (Alex Lowe)

85 year old Barry from Watford was first brought to public consciousness when he became a cult star on Iain Lee’s LBC 97.3FM phone-in show. Barry became a familiar voice on London’s popular talk radio station for over a year, phoning in a few times each week to offer the benefits of his octogenarian wisdom.

In 2010, 2013 and 2015 he performed to packed out audiences at the Edinburgh Festival in the one man shows Let the People Decide! ,Shooting From The New Hip and Bingo Bonanza respectively.

“Alex Lowe’s stunning creation” – Time Out

Stefano Paolini

Runner-up in Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny award in 2001 and in BBC's New Comedy Award in 2002, impressionist and beatboxer Stefano Paolini is now a regular on the UK comedy circuit. He has provided voices for Channel 4's animated series Bromwell High, BBC 2's Double Take and on Radio 4's Dead Ringers, and made his Edinburgh debut with the one man show Britalian, about his half-English, half-Italian heritage in 2005.

Fiona Ridgewell

Fiona has won a number of stand up comedy competitions including ‘The Blackout’ at Up The Creek (five times), and Beat The Gong at the Comedy Store London (no small feat!), She has performed in Edinburgh and been a semi-finalist in the Funny Women Awards.

“Fiona has funny bones and an easy warmth on stage" - So You Think You're Funny Awards

Andrew White

Andrew performs all over the country at various clubs, festivals, and corporate events throughout the year. Most notably, he's performed three successful shows at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

"One of the most talked about rising star comedians" - Essex Magazine.

More acts to be announced!

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