“Covid Arms gigs look like a real bright spot in lockdown-era comedy” THE GUARDIAN

Monthly 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

“We couldn’t be more grateful to the Covid Arms and all the comedians taking part to support the Trussell Trust – you have raised a phenomenal amount. As the economic impact of the coronavirus continues to take hold, more people are likely to need a food bank’s help than ever before. Our teams are working tirelessly to ensure food banks are able to continue helping more and more people affected by these difficult times and have the necessary stocks to do so. Your support means we can remain agile and ensure food banks continue to provide the lifeline of emergency food and additional support for people in crisis. Thank you.”

Garry Lemon Director of Policy, External Affairs & Research at the Trussell Trust

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.


Our friends at Cut By Beam have designed us some LUSH earrings inspired by our Beavertown artwork. Fluoro acrylic + gold plate fixings. 


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


Get a lovely Covid Arms beer mat here for £2.50 with free delivery or splash out on 3 for £5!

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This is an absolute bargain from Beavertown! Get 24 cans of delicious Neck Oil delivered to your door and get a bonus free Covid Arms print as a memento.

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Upcoming acts:

Saturday 15th August, 7pm

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Lolly Adefope

Will Duggan

David O’Doherty


Saturday 18th July

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Jason Manford

Jordan Brookes


Cai Isfryn

Saturday 27th June

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Milton Jones

Sara Barron

Huge Davies


Saturday 20th June

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Josh Widdicombe

Dana Alexander

Rachel Parris

Morgan Harper-Jones

Saturday 13th June

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Joel Dommett

Rich Hall

Sunil Patel

Seye Adelekan

Saturday 6th June

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Frankie Boyle

Dane Baptiste

Dan Nightingale

Fran Lobo

Saturday 30th May, 7pm

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean

Rhod Gilbert

Jessica Fostekew

Anna Mann

James Morton

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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