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Sun 18th Nov at 7:00pm
Stand Up To Sexism
@ The Harold Pinter Theatre, London
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Stand Up To Sexism: Lucy Porter, Kate Smurthwaite, Joel Dommett, Viv Groskop, Suzi Ruffell, Chris Coltrane, Joe Wells, John-Luke Roberts, More
The Everyday Sexism Project and No More Page 3 bring you a comedy extravaganza in an exclusive and intimate West End venue.
From feminist drag burlesque to a women’s rights rap, this is activism as you’ve never seen it before! Join these comedians to laugh out loud at the absurdity of sexism in 2012 and poke fun at the idea that campaigning for women’s rights is stuffy, staid or straight laced.
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Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Diminutive stand-up comedian making a big name for herself. Within seconds of appearing on stage, her flirty, gossipy, effervescent style charms everybody! She has written for many top comedians, including Johnny Vaughan, Gail Porter and Griff Rhys Jones, and starred on many TV stand-up comedy shows.
She is also a quizzing demon having appeared on BBC 1’s Pointless (with partner Ed Byrne), ITV’s The Chase and breaking records on Celebrity Mastermind, where she fought off competition from Mark Watson and Dave Spikey to achieve the highest ever celebrity score.
Lucy also raised on £9000 for The Loss Foundation with her winning turn on Celebrity Storage Hunters. On Radio 4, she has been heard on Life - An Idiot's Guide, Heresy, The Personality Test, The News Quiz, Dilemma and The Unbelievable Truth.
'Fizzing with inventive one-liners... a treat from start to finish' (The Herald)
'Clever, chatty and charming' (Three Weeks)
'Impeccably punch-lined anecdotes of the everyday... genuinely delightful' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Deliciously cutting' (The Independent)
'She is like your witty friend who's always brilliant company down the pub. Many stand-ups would give their non-drinking arms to be able to transfer that kind of sparkling bar-room bonhomie to the stage and Porter does it effortlessly' (The Scotsman).
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Stand-up comedian and journalist who also writes for the BBC Three political comedy show The Revolution Will Be Televised. The winner of a Three Weeks Editor's Award at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival, Kate's appealing character and articulate address intrigues her audiences as she mesmerises them with her unique observational humour.
'A powerhouse of observational wit' (The Spectator).
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I'm A Celebrity...2016 runner-up, international globetrotter, English Comedian of the Year finalist, SKINS contributor and general heart throb, Joel Dommett is known for reducing sell out audiences into bouts of uncontrollable laughter. This five time winner of the Comedy Café competition is not to be missed. He has appeared on BBC Three's Impractical Jokers, ITV2's Reality Bites, BBC's Russell Howard's Good News and Sky1's Bring The Noise
'Manically funny act' (Three Weeks)
'Hilarious... delightful tales' (The Scotsman)
'Young, sharp and clever' (Sunday Times).
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British journalist, writer and comedian. As a stand-up, MC and improviser, she was a finalist in the Funny Women 2012 awards.
'Viv is brilliant. But I still quite like Billy Connolly' (Jo Brand)
'Very funny' (Omid Djalili)
'Inventive and hilarious. My favourite new act' (Lucy Porter).
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An innovative and immensely likeable comic who was a Laughing Boy New Act Of The Year.
Performing all over the country Suzi has quickly established herself supporting Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges on tour.
Ruffell’s first television appearance on BBC3’s Ed Comedy Fest Live and is soon to be performing on Comedy Centrals 'Live From The Comedy Store'.
She also recently recorded a two hour XFM Comedy Special as one of their featured comedy rising stars.
'Suzi's great. A lovely stage persona, hugely likable and definitely one to watch!' (Time Out)
'A real stand-up gem' (The Guardian).
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'Joe Wells is a skilled jokesmith who threads great gags through intelligent political material that, whilst razor-sharp, is never particularly angry or dark. As the first gross gags open up into smarter, topical ones it's clear that this is a tightly-structured, well thought-out set. Excellent jokes and sly political comment wrapped tightly in a neat parcel which delivers regular, powerful laughs from a delighted audience. He spins new life out of easy targets like bankers and the BNP with some wonderful imagery' (British Comedy Guide)
'Highly original, inspired and suitably different from the rest of the crowd… brilliantly crafted jokes' (Comedy Central).
'A star of the future... some of the most surprising and thought-provoking material coming from any comedian in his early 20s' (The Guardian).
'A real venom in his delivery seemed to communicate that the numerous laughs that he manages to obtain are just positive collateral to the message he is trying to portray' (Broadway Baby).
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Venue: The Harold Pinter Theatre
Bookings: 0844 871 7627
→ Charing Cross 10 min walk
→ Picadilly Circus 2 min walk