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Comedy streamed LIVE from The Covid Arms, 7 pm tonight

I was very excited to see Stephen Bailey’s Twitter feed this week, showcasing that he would be part of the line-up in tonight’s live-streaming from The Covid Arms. 

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. All proceeds go to UK foodbanks.

The Covid Arms live-streaming event will take place on Saturday 28th March 2020 at 7 pm (UK time).

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 (make sure you have a webcam and microphone).

JOIN THE FRONT ROW £10 | Live Stream Link £2 or more

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The Acts

Check out below who will be performing live tonight!

Comedy streamed LIVE from The Covid Arms

Kiri Pritchard McClean

Welsh Comedian Kiri Pritchard-Mclean is 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 has the third instalment 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 phenomenon 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.

Comedy streamed LIVE from The Covid Arms

Rosie Jones

If you recognise my face, it might be because I’ve been on a few TV shows, including 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The Last Leg and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle (Where I whooped Alex Brooker’s ass BIG TIME).

Sometimes I pretend that I am a serious actor, and last year I made my primetime debut as Serena in a Silent Witness two-part special.

I also love writing stuff, including a couple of sitcoms in development, so watch this space! The second series of Sex Education I have also written on will be coming out on Netflix in the New Year.

Currently, I am writing my second-hour stand-up show, which will be on at the Edinburgh Festival this summer, so if you’re up there, please come and say hello! And if not, I regularly gig up and down the country, so look me up and see when I’m visiting your area, so to speak.

Right, think that’s enough from me, I’m off to eat a couple of Crème Eggs. Speak soon!

Comedy streamed LIVE from The Covid Arms

Rachel Fairburn

Sweet as chocolate and twice as dark, Rachel’s comedy treads the line between kitchen sink confessional and a bleakness unmatched by her peers. A finalist of several prestigious competitions including Funny Women, City Life Comedian of the Year, NATY’S, English Comedian of the Year and the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Award she can move from amiable and engaging comedy to serial killers in the same sentence. 

Rachel is also a co-host and Co-writer of the worldwide smash-hit podcast All Killa No Filla. The live version of the podcast sold out Leicester Square Theatre in minutes and has toured the UK and United States. 

Rachel’s recent show The People’s Princess received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and was due to be embarking on a sold-out UK tour but then this happened. It’s cool though. Let’s just keep washing our hands and pulling together.

Comedy streamed LIVE from The Covid Arms

Stephen Bailey

If you follow my blog, Stephen Bailey needs no introduction. Although he is getting to well-known I am sure many of you know him already!

Stephen Bailey is a cocktail of class, caring and comedy, with the most flamboyant umbrella to top it all off. He’s a comedian, presenter, television personality and writer. Whose friendly and open brand of gossipy humour has made him one of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming acts in comedy at the moment and an in-demand talent for all things showbiz/entertainment.

He replaced Rylan Clarke-Neal as the narrator of ITV Be’s Ferne McCann: First Time Mum and will host the next series of Takeshi’s Castle on Comedy Central, following in the footsteps of Craig Charles, Jonathan Ross and Roman Kemp.

He hosted three series of Celebs on the Farm/Ranch (Channel 5), has most recently starred in Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), Celebrity Coach Trip (E4) and Love Island: Aftersun & the second series of The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2) and has a very exciting project coming up with Channel 4.

It’s been a busy few years for Stephen as he was the resident Agony Uncle on Zoe Ball on Saturday/Sunday (ITV) and a series regular on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side (Channel 5) until the end of their runs.

He’s also appeared on many TV shows including Coronation Street & Good Morning Britain (ITV), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC Two), Roast Battle, Takeshi’s Castle & Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Safeword, CelebAbility & The Great Xmas Rant (ITV2), Wardrobe Secrets (ITVBe), Celebrity Advice Bureau (W), Celebrity 5 Go Camping, Do The Right Thing with Eamonn and Ruth, It’s Not Me, It’s You & The Jeremy Vine Show (Channel 5)… but still cannot get on Strictly. In 2019, Comedy Central Live – Stephen Bailey; his first 30-minute stand-up special was released.

Nate Williams

Jamiroquai band member Nate Williams is a touring session musician from Anglesey, North Wales. His other credits include (amongst others) Eliza, Katy B, Mark Feehily (Westlife) and Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals). As well as touring, Nate has worked as a composer and producer, most recently working with London based singer/songwriter Carmody. He has also released music as a solo artist, which can be found on all digital platforms. The 2018 EP ‘Them & Us’ reached number 2 in the iTunes Soul/R&B charts. In 2020, Nate will be releasing his third EP and touring as part of Steve Winwood’s band on a 23 date tour with Steely Dan across the USA.

The Charity

I have been a massive supporter of The Trussell Trust. They do fantastic work and without them, many families and homes would go hungry. Over the last two years, I participated in the Reverse Foodbank Advent Calendar Campaign, where I put food into a box and took it to the Foodbank before Christmas. Even now, we should all do our bit to help others.

The Trussell Trust supports 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 supports 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.