2020 was the Chinese year of the Rat and (although said to bring fortune and prosperity) it is perhaps no great surprise that with the rat came closed venues and lots of hand washing. But, 2020’s unusual global experience did bring with it a new necessity for all things virtual and an enhanced focus on the importance of having a laugh.
It was with these thoughts in mind that we worked closely with comedy agency Off The Kerb to create a series of virtual live gigs ‘Off The Kerb Presents’. Branded to replicate the excitement and feel of a genuine night out, the platform allowed for comedians to keep gigging and for audiences to keep enjoying live comedy. From live podcasts and charity shows to Student Union gigs, the platform was a great success and, although we’re all very happy to see venues opening again, we’re excited to see it continue into the future!