Devon-Based Comedy Night Raising Money for South West Charities
And you can join in from your living room!
By Megan Potterton
Are you looking for a way to spend yet another evening in lockdown? Then look no further. ‘Belly Laughs at Home – Devon’ is taking place tonight (Sunday 7th June), and you can join in from the comfort of your own sofa.
At 7:30pm this evening, Devon-born comedian Charlie Baker is set to host a very special ‘Belly Laughs’ event. He will be joined by a number of his comedian friends and familiar Devon faces, including Josh Widdicombe, Mark Olver and Dom Bess.
This one-off gig will be live streamed online, meaning you can join in, raise money for charity, and be entertained by some of Devon’s finest comedians, without even leaving your house.
‘Belly Laughs at Home’ will celebrate the beautiful county of Devon, while also raising money for three very important South West charities: FareShare South West, Devon Air Ambulance and Daisi. All proceeds will be split equally between the three charities.
There is a suggested donation of £4 to join in on the fun, however the ‘Belly Laughs’ team say that they understand this is an ‘uncertain time for everyone’. They are encouraging viewers to give what they can to support the incredible work of these local charities.
Mark Olver, the founder of ‘Belly Laughs’, 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.”
The ‘Belly Laughs’ team are also encouraging viewers to join them in buying a takeaway from their favourite local independent restaurant, as “it wouldn’t be a Belly Laughs gig without a good meal”.
For more information on how to donate and further details of tonight’s event, click here.