News: Online Comedy Night Attempts Guinness World Record For Most Visitors To A Virtual Pub

News: Online Comedy Night Attempts Break a Guinness World Records Title For Most Visitors To A Virtual Pub

For one night only on 1st May at 8pm become part of an official Guinness World Records title attempt for the most visitors to a virtual pub

Join The Covid Arms ‘landlady’ Kiri Pritchard-Mclean and her celebrity guests; Russell Howard, Nish Kumar, Jon Richardson, Joel Dommett, Marcus Brigstocke, Rachel Parris, Lucy Beaumont, Jenny Ryan and Suzi Ruffell.

In taking part you will also be helping to raise money to support your local pubs and donate to The National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal – all while wearing your slippers.

The Covid Arms was founded in March by Pritchard-McLean, Jess Lea-Wilson and Jake Lea-Wilson. They got together to bring back live comedy during lockdown; broadcasting from the virtual ‘Covid Arms’ pub. In just four weeks since the online pub opened its doors, they have raised £50k for charity, and been able to pay some comedians who’ve lost their livelihood in the process.

Admission to The Covid Arms will support your local watering hole, as well as our hero emergency workers who are risking their lives for our safety everyday. Help honour them by staying home, logging in and letting the fun begin. Entry will be based on a pay-it-forward scheme so any pubs missing their locals can register online, and let their community know they’re (virtually) open for business. 

Kiri adds: “I’m so excited to be involved with this, it’s all my favourite things; comedy, pubs and quizzes. Oh, and charity, please delete this line so it looks like charity was the first thing I said. This is going to be such a fun event and takes me back to my comedy roots, gigging in pubs for no money and working on a webcam to make ends meet. In all seriousness this is exactly the slice of kindness and joy we all need now. See you at the bar.”

Guinness World Records Editor in Chief Craig Glenday says: "Any initiative that keeps as many of us indoors as possible right now is worth celebrating, so fingers crossed for a record-breaking knees up. The next best thing to a night out with your mates is a night IN with your mates - and let's face it, when are you ever going to get the chance again to share a drink with so many celebs in the same pub?"

On the mission to host the World’s biggest lock-in, Simon Deverell, Founder and Director of Crowdfunder UK (and co-landlord of The Covid Arms), said: “After the news broke that the lockdown had been extended for another three weeks, we thought that the time was right to celebrate the incredible community spirit and humour at the heart of the British public by bringing back the Great British tradition of sharing a pint. 

“We started this campaign in collaboration with the brilliant Covid Arms team, founded by Kiri, Jess and Jake. They began the initiative to stream live comedy at ‘The Covid Arms’ in support of charity, and we’re helping to scale this for an amazing cause; showing our support and solidarity with not only our local businesses, but the emergency workers across the nation keeping us safe.” 

To find out more about how you can get involved, and buy tickets for a night in at The Covid Arms go to:  



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