Saturday 18th July 2020
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.
“A true master of observational comedy”
“The people’s comedy of Jason Manford will never go out of fashion”
Jason Manford is an English writer, comedian, actor, radio and television presenter of Irish descent. He began his career in 1999, while working at the Buzz Comedy Club upstairs at the Southern Hotel in Chorlton, Manchester. Jason was collecting glasses when a performer didn’t arrive for an evening set, Jason, who was 17 at the time stepped in to fill the gap, an event which marked the beginning of his comedy career. Six gigs later he was crowned The City Life North West Comedian of the Year.
After winning several smaller awards, Jason was nominated for the Perrier Award in Edinburgh in 2005 for his show ‘Urban Legends’, a stand up show about those stories that always seem to happen to a friend of a friend. Jason did the comedy clubs of the UK, including the Comedy Store and Jongleurs and did many gigs abroad as far a field as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and China.
His first major television appearance was when he was a guest on the Channel 4 panel show, 8 out of 10 cats, presented by Jimmy Carr, he was on Dave Spikey’s team alongside Piers Morgan, and would later go on to replace Dave Spikey as Team Captain.
Winner of the 2019 Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award – two years after he was also nominated for the same accolade. He also won the Comedians’ Comedian award at the 2018 Chortle Awards. He first came to attention when he won the Welsh Unsigned Comedy Award in 2012.
Praise for his show ‘I’ve Got Nothing’:
“There’s a whiff of Beckett to I’ve Got Nothing: all of us (Brookes included) are just waiting for this gangly Godot to leave. But when he finally does, after a dozen false endings, it’s a crying shame to see him go.”
“I’ve Got Nothing delivers one of the comic coups of this year’s Fringe.”
“It takes great skill to make an hour look this random, and yet keep hitting laughter buttons with precision.”
“I’ve Got Nothing is stand-up’s answer to Waiting For Godot.”
BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2017
Part of the Soho Theatre Young Company
From South London, Barbadian citizen Sikisa delights crowds with her fearless and vivacious personality and on-stage presence.
She won the public’s vote in the 2017 BBC New Comedy Award competition, for which she was a finalist. Since then she has filmed for BBC Three, Comedy Central and is developing a number of projects for TV and radio. She will guest on James Acaster’s new podcast series on Radio 1.
Outside of TV and radio, Sikisa is quickly becoming a hot favourite on the UK comedy circuit, regularly performing and hosting at nights such as Angel Comedy Club, Top Secret Comedy Club and The Boat Show.
Music from Cai Isfryn
As a founding member of Old Dirty Brasstards, Cai has appeared at numerous festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude, and has enjoyed an O2 venue tour of the UK with one of the band’s critically acclaimed ‘album cover’ shows. Guest appearances with numerous brass groups include Oompah, Westminster, Riverside, Baker St and London Chamber Brass. Commercially he has performed with artists including Bastille, Russell Watson, Luke Sital-Singh and The Sea and I.
We’re back with a belter!
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 the 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 18th July 2020 at 7pm (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 interact with you on Zoom.
Finally – please be warned that strong language will be used from the beginning and this may not be suitable for children.
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.
You will receive your ticket on Saturday evening. Check our FAQs for more information!