Want a break from the news? Some mid-afternoon comedy to inspire a LOL or maybe even a ROFL? Well, the CALM Comedy Club – a live streamed comedy series offering big laughs from big names direct to your Twitter feed – is the perfect thing for you.
Starting on 27 April, every day of the week at 3pm (BST), exclusively live streamed through our Twitter feed, we will be having an array of very funny people who’ll be providing 10 mins of laughs, where you can take shelter away from the news and these weird times we’re in.
And what a line up we’ve got:
Monday 27 April Russell Kane
Tuesday 28 April Paul Chowdhry
Wednesday 29 April Dane Baptiste
Thursday 30 April Nigel Ng
Friday 1 May Seann Walsh
Why? Well, as we all try to adjust to life under extended lockdown, we wanted to give you a little light relief. As our CEO Simon Gunning says: “In these uncertain times, CALM’s life-saving services are needed more than ever. We’ve seen a 37% increase in demand for our helpline since stricter lockdown measures were put in place so we want to give people some fun and laughter, but also remind them that we are here should they need us, no matter what.”
Russell Kane, who kicks off the series on Monday, agrees: “We can no longer physically attend a comedy gig, and rightfully so, but we want to help raise spirits and bring some smiles to people’s kitchens or living rooms through #CALMComedyClub. CALM does so much great work through its helpline and webchat service, so it is great to be able to use the power of social media to support this.”
The #CALMcomedyclub begins on Monday 27 April with Russell Kane – tune in to @theCALMzone on Twitter at 3pm BST.
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