Pick of the Day: Help Save Live Comedy (in the UK), Sundays in August

We’re at the top of August in 2020 and what lies ahead for live performance including live comedy still is very uncertain. In short, those are things, amongst so many things, that need help to survive all around the world.

So, for live comedy in the UK, there will be a big, three day benefit live-stream as part of UK initiative Save Live Comedy (a big portion that will be performing at the Clapham Grand, though likely w/o any audience) featuring over 40 wonderful UK comedians. That’ll include:

Rachel Parris / Fern Brady / Thanyia Moore / Marcus Brigstock / Sindhu Vee / Josh Jones / / Eleanor Tiernan / Rich Wilson / Yuriko Kotani / Garrett Millerick / Nigel Ng / Charlie Partridge/ Kerry Godliman / Dane Baptiste / Jessica Fostekew / Kwame Asante / Helen Bauer/Carl Donnelly / Rosie Jones / Don Biswas / Mawaan Rizwan / Holly Burn / Ed Byrne / Jen Brister / Kane Brown / Lost Voice Guy / Sikisa Bostwick-Barnes / Sarah Keyworth / Catherine Bohart / The Scummy Mummies / Glenn Wool / Tony Law / Huge Davies / Desiree Burch / James Acaster / Tim Vine / Felicity Ward

Bethany Black / London Hughes / Myra Dubois / Luisa Omeilan / Nish Kumar / Aisling Bea / Sue Gives A Fuck / Mick Ferry / Sarah Callaghan / Lucy Baker (Shesus & The Sisters)

MUSIC: Lorraine Bowen / Diane Chorley


There have been a handful of benefit events for live comedy in the U.S. as well as Mike Birbiglia’s Tip Your Waitstaff and it would be nice to see live comedy get support all around. This Save Live Comedy Online Fundraiser is set for Sundays in August including Aug. 9th, 16th, and 23rd on or around 11AM PT/2PM ET and can be streamed for free if you RSVP, but is selling “virtual front row” tickets for £9.99 and accepting donations on top of that. Get/reserve tickets here, here, and here respectively.