Saturday 20th June 2020

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Tickets only available until 5pm on Saturday 20th June 2020.

THE ACTS

Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Your host 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.

Rachel Parris

Rachel Parris is a BAFTA Nominated comedian, musician actor and improviser, best know for her viral segments on BBC2’s The Mash Report.

She has appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, QI, Would I Lie To You, Hypothetical and recently, Comedians Giving Lectures, and Harry Hill’s ClubNite on channel 4, as well as a one-off archive show The Girls Guide to TV, for BBC2.

As a musical comedian, she has won critical acclaim for her solo shows which have run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre London and on national tours, and has been awarded The Chortle Award for Best Variety Act, Best Musical Comedy Show (Whats On London), Best Jokes of the Fringe (Telegraph), nominated for Best Show 2016 (Funny Women) and recommended as a Pick of the Fringe by the Guardian who described it as “Beautifully crafted and performed…tears of laughter”

Dana Alexander 

Dana draws her material from raw life experience with an original and hilarious outlook.

She began her comedy career at the age of 18 years old in Canada. Before long she began touring nationally with Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Clubs, completed 5 television galas and several radio spots for major stations.

In 2011 Dana moved to the U.K. where she premiered her solo hour at The Edinburgh Festival for which she received rave reviews and nominations including “Best Comic” and “Best International Act” from Chortle and Black Comedy Awards.
It was not long before she then featured on British television on programmes such as “Russell Howard’s Good News”, “Edinburgh Comedy Fest” and “The Culture Show

Her solo comedy special also aired in Canada’s popular Stand-up show “Comedy Now” and she has been named in the Top 10 Comedians 3 years running by NOW Magazine in Canada.

Josh Widdicombe

 

Best known for sixteen-series of the multi award-winning Channel 4 series The Last Leg, Josh has had an incredible rise in the decade he has been performing stand up with multiple appearances on QI, Live At Apollo, A League Of Their Own, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You, Taskmaster to name but a few. This year he launched his brand-new hit Dave show Hypothetical which he hosts with James Acaster and created with his comedy pals Tom Craine and Matthew Crosby as well as being a huge hit on Sky One’s A League Of Their Own Rally.

Josh is also host of cult 90s podcast Quickly Kevin: Will He Score? which has seen them sell out multiple live shows including two nights a Hackney Empire last year.

Musical act TBC

MORE ACTS TBC

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 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 20th June 2020 at 7pm (UK time). You will be sent a link to watch on Saturday evening.

You can purchase a link to the live stream or alternatively join our ‘front row’ seats where the performers will be able to see and interact with you on Zoom (make sure you have a webcam and microphone).

Finally – please be warned that strong language will be used from the beginning and this may not be suitable for children.

THE CHARITY

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.

YOUR TICKET

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