Laugh for the Climate: The Flight Free UK Big Comedy Fundraiser

Laugh for the Climate: The Flight Free UK Big Comedy Fundraiser

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£10 – £20

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Conway Hall

25 Red Lion Square

London

WC1R 4RL

United Kingdom

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It's our big fundraising event of the year! Be entertained by our fantastic line up of comics as we get ready to laugh for the climate.

About this event

Welcome to our hybrid event, live from Conway Hall in London and also Zooming direct to your living room.

We are excited to present a line-up of fantastic comics including Sunil Patel, Tom Ward, Tom Mayhew and Ken Cheng, all known for their zany, irreverent and climate-conscious comedy.

We will also be joined by the fantastic Earth-pop duo Berne to round the evening off with some music. The event will be hosted by the climate journalist and broadcaster, Lucy Siegle.

This event is the grand finale of our annual fundraising month, and it's your chance to have a fantastic night out while supporting a very worthy cause.

Your ticket purchase will help us reach more people with our campaign, meaning that we can educate more people on the climate impact of aviation, inspire more people to travel without flying, and speed up the social shift away from taking flights as the norm.

We hope you can join us for this brilliant event!

Doors open at 7pm. First set, 7.30pm.

Tickets: £20 to be there in person. £10 to join us online*.

*There will be a professional team managing our sound, so our Zoom audience can fully enjoy the experience.

If you are joining in person, there is no need to print or bring a real ticket – we'll have a list of names on the door. There is a bar at the venue where you can purchase drinks and light refreshments.

If you are joining online, you will receive a Zoom link by email in advance of the event. The broadcast will begin with the first set at 7.30pm.

About our performers

Tom Ward will be joining us fresh from his fourth show at the Edinburgh Fringe. You might recognise him from Live the Apollo, Live at the BBC, and from the LAD Bible show 'In My Personal Space'. He has supported Jack Whitehall, Joe Lycett and Sindhu Vee on tour. According to his agent he 'doesn't fly on principal' so we're looking forward to welcoming him onto our stage.

Sunil Patel was a finalist at the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards in 2012 and has since become a staple on the UK stand-up circuit as well as starring in Channel Five's mockumentary series Borderline. According to Chortle, "He performs with a relaxed confidence that puts the audience at ease." We can't wait to welcome him to our stage!

Ken Cheng is a Cambridge maths dropout and professional poker player, who burst onto the UK comedy scene in 2015 after reaching the final of the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards. You might have heard him on Radio 4 with shows such as Chinese Comedian and Drop The Dead Panda, and he's also appeared on Celebrity Eggheads.

Tom Mayhew is a critically acclaimed comedian, whose material about being working-class – mixing the personal and the political, with the punchline-rate of a one-liner comic – sets him apart from any other act on the circuit. His 2019 Edinburgh show I, Tom Mayhew, about being someone in their 20s living on benefits in austerity Britain, received 4 and 5 star reviews across the board, and transferred to a sell-out Soho Theatre run. He'll be joining us fresh from his highly anticipated second Edinburgh show.

Berne is an ethereal Earth-pop duo with a deep-rooted mission to inspire better care for the planet through their music and lifestyle. They perform dreamy electro-pop about the climate emergency, diversity and the refugee crisis, and animal rights. Supported by BBC Introducing.

Lucy Siegle specialises in getting the climate message out to people who might not otherwise hear it, most notably through her work as a reporter and presenter on BBC1's The One Show. She has written several books including 'Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (and you) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again' and 'Be The Ultimate Friend of the Earth: 100 questions to boost your climate and nature IQ.' She is also a speechwriter and strategic advisor to a number of high profile individuals, including climate activist and UNEP ambassador Ellie Goulding.

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