Belly Laughs At Home

Bristol, have we got a treat for you! On Sunday 10th May at 7:30pm sharp, Mark Olver will be bringing his own unique brand of belly laughs back to life for one special night of lockdown entertainment.

It’s time for #BellyLaughsAtHome – a night of Bristol based comedy for four good causes!

Together with some of his comedian friends and familiar Bristol faces (including Russell Howard, Jon Richardson, Alex Lovell, Jayde Adams, John Robins, Joe Wilkinson and many more to be announced) he’ll be celebrating our glorious city in a live streamed one-off gig whilst raising money for these four incredibly important local charities.

We have a suggested donation of £4.00 to join the funwith 100% of the money raised will be split equally between FareShare South West, Julian Trust, Bristol Old Vic and the Great Western Air Ambulance charities. 

There is no obligation to donate, we know that these are uncertain times for everyone. However, please give whatever you can afford to support these fantastic causes, be it 40p, £4.00, or £40.00!

Mark said:

“We do stuff in that area where food, comedy and doing good stuff for others meets. We’re known most for our January gigs but 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 anyway. I’m always blown away by people’s generosity at these events and am sure we can raise some money for these great causes whilst having a bit of a laugh at the same time”.

Make your donation now and we’ll send you instructions on how to watch the live gig in your own home on Sunday 10th May.

It wouldn’t be a Belly Laughs gig without a good meal so we’re also encouraging everyone to join us with a takeaway from their favourite Bristol independent (be it food or drink or both!). We’ll be sharing links to our favourites in the coming days, some with special offers just for Belly Laughs supporters, so keep an eye on our twitter, facebook and instagram accounts for more details.

You can read more about our fantastic causes here:

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity

FareShare South West

Bristol Old Vic

Julian Trust

Laugh While You Can! Election Night fundraiser for The Kettle

Louise Leigh at The Lazy Dog

I mean, what else are you going to do during those nervous hours after you’ve voted, but before any actual results have come in? Why not come out and support your local comedy scene?

We’re throwing a great election party, with a local showcase of some of the best comedians who call Bristol home.

It’s at the Lazy Dog Pub, where we’ve been invited to take over the regular Thursday comedy night slot. You can find all the details of the night and book tickets here.

So far we have a great bill, including Abi Clarke, Liam Pickford, Louise Leigh, James O’Donohugh and many more. There’s even an improv section featuring members from local troupe (do they use that word?) Jazz Police.

All proceeds go to support this very calendar, which you know and love. We’re hoping to cover most of our costs for the year ahead just by having one fun night, and a hot little raffle to boot.

Head on over to Wriggle to book tickets for only six quid. Plus your tickets get you into the raffle where you could win (you guessed it) even more tickets to comedy, some booze, wriggle credit, and some other great surprise prizes. (Thanks to Wriggle for donating the ticketing as well!)

Hob nob with the volunteers who make this thing go, and and enjoy a great showcase that will have you home in time to see what the heck just happened.

Can’t make it, but still want to chuck us a few quid? Yes please!

Let’s see if this whiz-bang works.