US Comedian Carmen Lynch says she excited to perform at an online comedy gig organised by a BCU student, in aid of Cancer Research UK tonight (April 9th).
The New-Yorker has featured on many top US TV shows alongside Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon; and many others.
“This is a good cause.
“I think it’s important to give back and make people laugh and raise money for something like this, so it feels good. I’d much rather do it in England, but Zoom will have to do.”
Lynch is top-billing on the night, with Leicester funny man Tharun Chelley also providing a few laughs; while BCU Media Production student Abi Rayner will also talk about the vital work of Cancer Research UK.
The event is being organised by BCU MA Events Management student Martina Greatrex.
Lynch has been making the most of the pandemic, where she has been putting pen to paper recalling her childhood.
She hopes it will become a published book in the future.
“I’ve written out a lot of childhood stories, and a lot of stories that were already written years ago that I’m just kind of going through again, and hopefully we’ll publish it one day, if anyone wants it?! If not, I might self-publish!
“It’s been kind of an interesting journey to go down memory lane and add jokes to some of my what I thought were more of my tragic sides of life, my more difficult parts of life growing up.
“It’s just been a good exercise. So yeah, hopefully, that’ll, I’ll finish that, because I have a lot of projects that I just kind of don’t finish, so I’m hoping with this one I do!”
Lynch also says the pandemic has offered a great time for reflection.
“It’s just given us all a time to kind of look inward and see what works.
“I know in the beginning of the pandemic and at different moments throughout the quarantining, I was going crazy because I didn’t have my typical schedule – what I was doing all the time. I was full of anxiety. But at the same time, I was like, Okay, well, this is also an opportunity to figure out what else I like to do, or how to deal with this.
“I think it’s made me a less anxious person, because now it’s not just all like, you know, down that one path. There’s other things I can do now and other projects that I find fulfilling as an artist. And I think that’s important.”
Tickets for the event cost £6 and are available at the link below. For those who are unable to attend on the night but purchase a ticket; a recording will be made available.