Angel Comedy

is creating A Comedy Club that Survives Covid-19 and supports comedians

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Covid Survival-Basic Sitcom Access Tier

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$3
per month

For this tier,  you'll not only get access to a LockDown Sitcom featuring James Acaster, Maria Bamford, Tim Key, Nina Conti, Jamali Maddox, Arthur Smith and Adam Buxton but you'll be helping keep Angel Comedy, an independent comedy venue, alive during an insane time of turbulence for the whole entertainment industry.

When we open you will also get preferential booking rights to our shows and we will be making funny videos and podcasts just for, and only for you, our patreon supporters.

You'll get exclusive access to interviews with comedians and online and in-person masterclasses and free writing workshops.

You'll ALSO become part of our community and we will send our regular updates and let you know how we are getting on.

Covid-19 is going to halt the work of all stand up comedians and comedy venues until there is a resolution to the crisis - especially comedy because comedy REQUIRES people to be in a small confined space with large groups of a-symptomatic strangers, opening their mouths and expelling air upon each other.
Christ. we can hear the WHO having a panic attack from here.

It's a truly scary time for many people - but for a small independent comedy venue with no external funding - it could be an end to the whole kaboodle.
However with 5000 or so people giving us £3 a month we will be able to pay our rent and bills and nominal wages each month.

£3 is the cost of a posh cup of tea, it's less than the cost of a nice latte, it's a quarter of the cost of a day's travel in London.

And when we emerge from this crazy time - you will still have a comedy venue to come to and enjoy, and laugh, learn, and relax in together.

Covid-19 survival tier - Buy Us A Pint

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$5
per month

For this tier, you'll get everything from tier one, access to the sitcom and all the other extra treats and specials, as well as the even fuller sense that you're helping keep Angel Comedy, an independent comedy venue, alive during an insane time of turbulence for the whole entertainment industry. 

When we open you will also get preferential booking rights to our shows and we will be making funny videos and podcasts just for, and only for you, our Patreon supporters.

You'll ALSO become part of our community and we will send our regular updates and let you know how we are getting on.

Covid-19 is going to halt the work of all stand up comedians and comedy venues until there is a resolution to the crisis - especially comedy because comedy REQUIRES people to be in a small confined space with large groups of a-symptomatic strangers, opening their mouths and expelling air upon each other.
Christ. we can hear the WHO having a panic attack from here.

It's a truly scary time for many people - but for a small independent comedy venue with no external funding - it could be an end to the whole kaboodle.
However with 3000 or so people giving us $5 a month we will be able to pay our rent and bills and nominal wages each month.

$5 (£4.25) is the cost of an affordable pint, a posh cup of tea, most of a posh Latte, it's a third of the cost of a day's travel in London.

And when we emerge from this crazy time - you will still have a comedy venue to come to and enjoy, and laugh, learn, and relax in, and claim (legitimately) that you helped save from the ravages of the Pandemic.

Covid-19 Survival - Goodie Bag tier

Limited (1,821 of 2,000 remaining)
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$9
per month
You'll get all of the rewards of previous tiers, exclusive access to the sitcom and all the other bells and whistles, and ALSO when we reopen again - you can come by the club (that you helped keep alive) and pick up a free beautiful tote bag, an angel comedy badge, and an angel comedy zine.

When we open you will also get preferential booking rights to our shows and we will be making funny videos and podcasts just for, and only for you, our Patreon supporters.

You'll ALSO become part of our community and we will send our regular updates and let you know how we are getting on.

Covid-19 is going to halt the work of all stand up comedians and comedy venues until there is a resolution to the crisis - especially comedy because comedy REQUIRES people to be in a small confined space with large groups of a-symptomatic strangers, opening their mouths and expelling air upon each other.
Christ. we can hear the WHO having a panic attack from here.

It's a truly scary time for many people - but for a small independent comedy venue with no external funding - it could be an end to the whole kaboodle.
However with 2000 or so people giving us $7.75 a month we will be able to pay our rent and bills and nominal wages each month.

You will ALSO get a bookable seat (+1) at our Angel Comedy New Years Eve or New Years Day Extravaganzas. No where else puts on such affordable gigs on New Years eve and New Years day.

1,289

patrons

$7,004

per month

About Angel Comedy


After 10 years building from a small open mic night once-a-week, to running a venue hosting over 50 shows a week, featuring acts like Eddie Izzard, Sindhu Vee, Stewart Lee, Josie Long, Maria Bamford, James Acaster, Bridget Christie, Nish Kumar, Sara Pascoe, Jamali Maddox, Burt Kriesher, Romesh Ranganathan, Simon Amstell, Daniel Kitson, Angel Comedy is now very close to having to close.

Covid-19 has meant it cannot open it's doors - or can only do so at 1/3 capacity. To remain a live, viable, Comedy club it needs £14,750 a month (That's rent of £5000 a month, bills of £750 a month and staff costs of £9,000 a month - even on reduced wages) 

The good news is that all it needs is a little support.

A cup of tea a month from just 5% of people that have come through our doors in 2020 alone will help us.


WHO WE ARE:

"It’s no fluke that Angel Comedy is constantly one of the most popular free clubs (if not one of the most popular clubs) in London: it’s consistently pretty frickin’ excellent" - Time Out

Angel Comedy runs 7 nights a week in Angel, Islington, with a LOT of free shows, but it also  has bills of Stand up, Sketch, improv from new and established performers. 

Angel Comedy provides a stage and work for more comedians than any other single venue in the country. It is totally independent and community funded. It gives a stage to everyone from Eddie Izzard to people doing their first ever stand up gig. Something that no other venue in the country can claim. And it puts on FREE shows every single night of the week, FREE workshops every week.

www.angelcomedy.co.uk

Support Angel Comedy and the rewards will be manifold - not only will you help a one-of-a-kind and community focussed venue stay alive, but you'll also be part of a community and will have get insight and extra footage and material that others just don't get to see
Goals
$7,003.87 of $12,000 per month

Bricks And Human Survival

This amount is extremely close to our exact costs every month with our 7 permanent staff members on reduced wages (after VAT and Patreon and Paypal fees come out) 

While we cannot open at full capacity (due to social distancing) and with rolling lockdowns predicted this winter, we can't make enough money to pay our bills or survive until Covid-19 is over.

However with this funding we can open our doors when socially distanced gigs are possible - and allow comedians and performances when it is legal to do so - this support will mean we can run at a loss, but can keep open and keep supporting comedians.

As an independent comedy venue, The Bill Murray and Angel Comedy get no external funding. Yet, we run free comedy workshops, free comedy shows every night of the week and offer free rehearsal space for comedians and members of our community.

Every year we offer stage time, training and paid gigs to more comedians than any other comedy club in the UK.

We provide a unique community-focused venue providing opportunities across the industry including new talent, as well as offering audiences a chance to see some of the biggest comedians in the world.

Reaching this goal through your support means that we are able to to open our doors to the community again once live performances become safe again. And also that we can open our doors at a loss to comedians to perform socially distanced gigs while full-to-capacity gigs are not possible
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