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Free virtual comedy gig to raise funds for welsh charities.

A special virtual comedy gig is taking place this Friday 15th May, featuring some of the biggest names in Welsh comedy.

As lockdown continues, comedians such as Elis James, Keri Pritchard & Jordan Brookes will take to the mic to raise money for local charities. The line-up of comedians has joined forces with the hope of raising smiles & laughter as well as money for charities such as: Chapter, FareShare South Wales, Llamau and Dragon’s Heart Hospital.

The virtual event has been set up by Belly laughs and comedian Mark Olver, who is the regular warm up act for a number of TV shows, including The Last Leg and 8 out of 10 Cats.

Mark Olver said: “The world’s gone a little bit crazy right now and I think Belly Laughs At Home could be the antidote to that – for a couple of hours at least. I’m always blown away by people’s generosity at these events and I’m sure we can raise some money for these great causes whilst having a bit of a laugh at the same time.”

 

Every year, Mark organises hundreds of gigs in his home city of Bristol to raise money for local charities, which he has moved online during the pandemic, and he was keen to organise a Cardiff equivalent.

 

To join the event, visit the following link, which will go live at 7.30pm on Friday 15 May: twitch.tv/charitycomedy

 

The event will be hosted by writer and performer Robin Morgan.

 

The line-up includes several Welsh comedians, including:

  • BBC Radio 5 Live’s Elis James
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack presenter Kiri Pritchard-McLean
  • 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Jordan Brookes
  • Lovecraft (Not The Sex Shop In Cardiff). Carys Eleri 
  • Ask Rhod Gilbert’ star Lloyd Langford
  • Good Vibe Rations -Robin Morgan

 

For more information and to donate please go to: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/belly-laughs-at-home—cardiff

 

 

 

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