Through trying times, it’s important that we find ways to keep a smile on our face – and comedian Kiri Pritchard-Mclean has managed to find a way to do so whilst raising money for charity with Comedy at The Covid Arms. This mixed bill comedy night that Pritchard-Mclean hosts from her own home invites her comedy pals and musicians to jump onboard and entertain the quarantined masses. So far, the endeavour has raised over £50,000 for The Trussell Trust which supports a nationwide network of food banks at a time when the country needs these donations more than ever.

Tickets to the night are just £2 although you can pay £10 to be on the ‘front row’ and interact with Kiri – and if you’re feeling really generous (and can afford it) you can give more. Past guests include big names like Aisling Bea, Sara Pascoe, Mark Watson and Nish Kumar, circuit legends like Jonathan Major, Nina Gilligan and Scott Bennett and musicians from Gavin Osborn, Grace Petrie and Karima Francis. Future line-ups are nothing short of extraordinary – with Ross Noble, Rose Matafeo, Ed Gamble and Russell Howard all signed up and due to take part, staying in is very much the new going out.

Every Saturday at 8pm, The Covid Arms, £2 and up
John Stansfield
Published on:
Thu 23 Apr 2020