Comedy club to screen live shows over the web during coronavirus lockdown


Organisers of a comedy club shut down by the coronavirus lockdown are now bringing laughter directly into people’s living rooms.

Today the ROFL Comedy Club will stream the first of a number of live streamed sets from leading comedians, shown for free on its Facebook page.

The idea is to keep regular customers laughing by streaming performances from comics who would have performed at the club, which is based at a dedicated venue above Bar Social at Newcastle’s Lymelight Boulevard.

South African comedian Cokey Falkow

Regular host, South African comedian Cokey Falkow, said: “We thought we’d entertain folks while we’re all stuck indoors.

“We’ve been trying to get our heads around this challenging time and decided to start streaming a few shows to keep people entertained at home. 

“We all need to laugh and be amazed in these trying times.

“We’ll also be streaming pre-recorded sets of comedians from the, ‘before outbreak’ times.” 

The club was founded by world champion boxer Lee Jones, of Eccleshall, and was originally established at the Old Post Office in Burslem before moving to Lymelight Boulevard last year.

Comedian Cokey Falkow and boxer Lee Jones at the ROFL Comedy Club

Award-winning comedian and magician Sean Heydon is the first comic to be live streamed by ROFL Comedy Club.

Sean’s tour has been cancelled, so is instead putting on performances from his ‘card trick couch’.

A multi-award-winning entertainer, Sean is a regular headliner at comedy clubs and corporate events and recently won the award for ‘Specialty Act of the Year’.

He has a number of television credits to his name, including Soccer AM and for three seasons he was the resident magician on The Paul O’Grady Show on Channel 4.

This week’s special guest on the live show will be Dee Kelly.

Go to the ROFL Comedy Club Facebook page to find out more and watch the show for free on Monday, April 6 at 7 pm.

For details, see here.





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