‘Your Place Comedy’ Live Stream During Lock Down
It’s a time of huge uncertainty and upheaval for everyone in the country. The live entertainment industry has been hit too. So Junction has joined forces with a group of small, independent venues across the north of England to create Your Place Comedy. And their job is to provide their audiences with some much-needed laughter during these difficult times.
On Sunday 19th April at 8pm, Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, and one of the UK’s most innovative performers, Mark Watson, joins Lucy Beaumont of Meet The Richardsons, for an evening of comedy, with each delivering a live streamed show from their own home!
“Make live entertainment happen”
The event, which is compered by writer Tim FitzHigham, will be free to watch on YouTube and Facebook. And you’ll have the option to donate if you have enjoyed the broadcast. All money raised will be distributed equally among the 10 supporting venues, including Junction. Each of the venues are navigating their way through some challenging financial times.
Your Place Comedy is a venue driven and venue focused initiative. It tries to re-establish the traditional relationship between venue, performer and audience that has been temporarily lost. The venues participating in the project have all pledged funds to both support the performers involved and to provide their audiences with entertainment from the kind of artists who, in normal times, would have been appearing in their local arts centre or theatre.
Chris Jones, manager of Selby Town Hall, said “in these trying times, when the wonderful audiences who make the work we do possible are unable to visit our venues in person. And when the performers who rely on us for their livelihoods have had many months’ worth of shows cancelled, the organisations involved in Your Place Comedy wanted to help support those who make live entertainment happen. And bring a little bit of joy to the audiences we miss so much.”
So, why not tune in and have a watch? Let’s keep laughing throughout these strange times!
For full details on Your Place Comedy, and to find out how to watch the show, visit yourplacecomedy.co.uk