Next show: Saturday 30th May

Comedy streamed live from

The Covid Arms

Comedy streamed

live from

The Covid Arms

Supporting comedy

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.

”On March 28th I hosted a virtual comedy gig with Rosie Jones, Stephen Bailey and Rachel Fairburn performing. We thought 30 people might watch but 3,000 did and we raised more than £13k for The Trussell Trust.

It was so much fun so we’ve decided to do it weekly. It’s important to us to support comedians many of whom have had their livelihood totally eradicated. So, for all future comedy gigs The Covid Arms will split the money raised between the comedians and The Trussell Trust.”

– Kiri Pritchard-Mclean


How it started

Like the best ideas, this one started as a bit of a joke.

Jake set up ‘The Covid Arms’ as a virtual pub to hang out in with thirty or so friends when the real pubs weren’t allowed to open anymore. Jess (Jake’s sister) thought some live entertainment that people could interact with would be a good shout, so asked her friend Kiri if she’d do ten minutes of stand-up. Jake asked his friend Rosie too. We thought we could charge a quid or two and give the money to food banks.

Out of nowhere, Kiri started getting yes’s from some of our comedy heroes. Suddenly we had an impressive line-up that was a bit too big for our Whatsapp Group.  Our inaugural performance raised more than £13,500 for The Trussell Trust, and was watched by 3,000 people.



Supporting The Trussell Trust

More and more people are being forced to food banks because there’s nowhere else for them to turn. Last year the food banks in our network provided 1.6 million three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis and over 500,000 of these went to children.  This was an increase of almost 20% on the previous year. And, as the Coronavirus outbreak develops, more people than ever could need our help. Your generous support means food banks will be able to continue to provide the lifeline of emergency food to people in crisis.

Donated to The Trussell Trust so far

Donated to The Trussell Trust so far

We’re stoked to say that our favourite brewery Beavertown is keeping all of us at The Covid Arms well (neck) oiled, and they have even designed us our very own coat of arms.

Turns out that as well as being good at making beer, they are also very nice people, as they have pledged £5,000 to the Trussell Trust before the end of the year is out, too.


This lovely print available from Walia Bach can be seen in Kiri’s bar each week. Buy your own right here!


The incredible illustrator, Nick Dwyer, at Beavertown created this spectacular logo for us. Buy a charity print of it here!


Out of stock

We’ve sold out of beer mats right now! More coming into stock at the end of this week.

Upcoming acts:

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Rhod Gilbert

Jessica Fostekew

Anna Mann


Saturday 23rd May, 7pm

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Tim Key

Barbara Nice

Sindhu Vee

Ten Fé

Saturday 16th May, 7pm

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Tez Ilyas

Eleanor Tiernan

Iain Stirling

Martha Ffion

Saturday 9th May, 7pm

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Russell Kane

Angela Barnes

Daliso Chaponda

Irwin Sparkes

Saturday 2nd May, 7pm

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Russell Howard

Ed Gamble

Thanyia Moore

Paul Williams

Saturday 25th April, 7pm

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Ross Noble

Rose Matafeo

Danny McLoughlin

Robbie Cavanagh

Saturday 18th April, 7pm

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Sara Pascoe

Suzi Ruffell

Scott Bennett

Karima Francis

Saturday 11th April, 7pm

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Mark Watson

Aisling Bea

Jonathan Mayor

Gavin Osborn

Saturday 4th April, 7pm

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Nish Kumar

Tom Allen

Nina Gilligan

Grace Petrie

Saturday 28th March, 7pm

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Rachel Fairburn

Rosie Jones

Stephen Bailey

Nate Williams

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