Saturday 6th June 2020

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Tickets only available until 5pm on Saturday 6th 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.

Frankie Boyle

Frankie Boyle is one of The UK’s premier comedians and writers. Known for his shows New World Order (BBC2), Tramadol Nights (Ch4) and his best selling DVD’s and Netflix Special. Frankie has penned 3 best selling books. In 2018 Frankie wrote and presented the highly acclaimed documentary Frankie Goes To Russia for the BBC previewing the forthcoming Russian World Cup. Frankie also regularly contributes articles for the broadsheet press. He has topped the podcast charts with the first three volumes of his eight volume Promethiad sequence.

Dane Baptiste

Original and provocative, Baptiste has already being hailed as one of the most exciting acts to break in years. The London born stand up made comedy history in 2014 as the first black British act to be nominated for a Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

He had incredible success with his debut stand up show Citizen Dane, completing two sold out runs at London’s Soho Theatre (with additional dates added due to phenomenal demand). He has since written and starred in his own BBC sitcom series and made numerous other TV and radio appearances. His second stand up show Reasonable Doubts was met with sold out audiences and huge critical acclaim at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, with his first nationwide solo tour following in 2016. In 2018 Dane set out on a massive world tour, covering numerous territories, with his smash hit third stand up hour G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.) about our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure. 

TV credits include hosting Live at the Apollo (BBC Two) and Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live from the BBC (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4) and his own BBC sitcom, Sunny D. He also hosts his own hugely successful podcast Dane Baptiste Questions Everything, is a member of comedy collective Quotas Full and is currently working on numerous scripted projects for both the UK and US. 

In 2020 he will launch his brand new show The Chocolate Chip.

Dan Nightingale

Dan is a huge star of the national circuit and is a resident compere and act at Manchester’s Famous Frog and Bucket Comedy Club. He is an act not to be missed!

‘Nightingale can make just about anything funny. He’s lightning-quick’ (Time Out)

‘A superb compilation of brilliantly crafted stories written by someone who unquestionably has a keen and instinctive eye for comedy. Nightingale’s buoyant energy makes for entertaining stand up’ (Broadway Baby)

‘Dan’s laughing, we’re laughing… funny as hell’ (Leicester Mercury)

‘A witty and incredibly well timed comic’ (Arts Award Voice)

‘It is his powers of observation that make him so entertaining. Outrageously funny’ (KeepingupwithNZ)

‘Magnetic, entertaining and wonderfully funny’ (Three Weeks).

Official website dan-nightingale-8c3u.squarespace.com

Fran Lobo

Fran Lobo is a singer, songwriter, producer, choral composer and sound artist from London.

“With a voice like Nina Simone on Plain Gold Ring and a theatrical ambition like Bjork.” (CRACK Magazine)

“The North East Londoner’s first official release captures the haunting, often nerve-racking rush of adrenalin surging through your veins…her fearless vocals drive onward never letting you go” (Noisey/VICE)

“What an amazing sound!” (Huw Stephens, Radio 1)

“The new single from the genrebending, London artist is an incredibly curious, catchy tune” (The Independent)

“A heady mix of The Eurythmics, Amy Winehouse and Brandy” (NME)

As a choral and music workshop leader, she has been commissioned to work with several prestigious London choirs including conducting the choir for Floating Points‘ sold-out album launch and arranging pieces of original music for all female Deep Throat Choir and LIPS choir in London. She has led ‘Some Voices’, London’s biggest choir amongst many others, but always with an emphasis on building community and focusing on creating positive change especially with challenging groups. She has also worked with The Roundhouse Choir on shows at The Royal Albert Hall for the Folk Awards and the BBC Proms.

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 6th 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

You will receive your ticket on Saturday evening. Check our FAQs for more information!

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