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We Are Funny Project 5th Birthday Party with Headliner Adam Bloom
May
23
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Project 5th Birthday Party with Headliner Adam Bloom

"Early Bird" tickets are £10 or you can take a chance and "Pay What You Want".

 

We're going to be 5 years old and already worrying about the "Birthday Bumps" anticipated from the good folk who regularly gig and laugh with the best grass roots comedy outfit in the country.

 

I am delighted to announce that Adam Bloom will headline the show, he is simply one of the best comedians in the country.

 

http://www.adam-bloom.com

 

We've been in over a dozen venues across the capital and have happily settled at Farrs in Dalston for the last 2 years.

 

Come and help us celebrate by watching two world-class professional acts who have never performed with us at Farrs before, plus a special fast-fire edition of "We Are Funny Challenge".

 

There will be other surprise elements of fun, comedy and respect for the good people in this comedy community of ours. If you want to find out what they are, well, there's only one way to do it...

 

Come and join us. Laugh and play.

 

Buying one of the limited advance tickets guarantees a fine seat and you're all good... or come along and chuck into the bucket at the end of the night.

 

The "Early Bird" offer expires at 11pm on Friday 18th May and then the price jump to £15 in order to secure a seat.

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We Are Funny Challenge "Feminist Talking Points" Comedy Show - Fundraiser
Apr
3
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Challenge "Feminist Talking Points" Comedy Show - Fundraiser

Your MC will be Alfie Noakes at this funny, free-speech celebrating, charity fundraising event.

The "Challenge" shows are an established We Are Funny Project format. A number of diverse comedians, equally male and female, are invited to perform a brand new 5 minute comedy set on the given theme. In this instance, "Feminist Talking Points".

The original version of this show was forced to be cancelled on account of an online attack by the radical feminist, Kate Smurthwaite. We're back, bigger and better than it would ever have been before!

The show will be opened by a seasoned act delivering a non-themed comedy set to warm up the room and then it's a series of "Challenged" acts right up to the Headliner (also not "Challenged"). Though they might work in some material on the topic, that's their choice...

The hilarious Keith Platt (Professional Yorkshireman) will open the show.

The bold and brilliant American comedian, Chelsea Hart, will be our headliner.

Taking the Challenge will be:

  1. Janet Bettesworth
  2. Nathan Cassidy
  3. Samantha Ruth Presdee
  4. Tom Mayhew
  5. Julie Grady Thomas
  6. Tony Marrese
  7. Sarah Lee
  8. Brandon Palmer

All profits from this show will be split between two charities. The first of which is "The Phoenix Project" for "Mama Biashara" which works in remote areas of Kenya to rescue girls who are running away from FGM, forced marriage and rape. "Mama Biashara" are currently raising money to create a refuge centre and gearing up to work within the maasai community to end FGM.

The second is "Index On Censorship" as free speech is an issue that I am especially impassioned about, and with the alleged "professional" comedian, Kate Smurthwaite, trying to have this show censored I feel that this is an especially tricky time for comedy.

The tale of how a radical feminist, Ms Smurthwaite, had the original version of this show shut down can be learned from the articles posted below. However, rather than accepting being closed down, and the diverse range of voices keen to speak on the matter of "Feminist Talking Points" being stifled, I have responded with making it a bigger and better show with profits going to great causes.

When they go low, you go high... we really can't have "professional" comedians organising online attacks in order to close down comedy shows.

I imagine it would be appear extremely hypocritical of an act who, when faced with having her own show censored, stated "I find it very strange that anyone would feel they couldn’t enjoy a comedy show unless they agreed with 100 per cent of the political views of the person performing". Oh, hang on...

http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/02/23/39218/feminist_backlash_shuts_down_free_speech_gig

http://www.chortle.co.uk/correspondents/2018/02/06/39070/comedians_should_tackle_feminist_radicals

http://www.chortle.co.uk/correspondents/2018/02/23/39217/how_fragile_are_radical_feminists_if_theyre_threatened_by_debate%3F#

 

Note: This show will be filmed, edited and released to the internet. By attending the show one runs the risk of being caught on camera.

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We Are Funny Challenge "War On The War On Drugs" Edition
Mar
21
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Challenge "War On The War On Drugs" Edition

Your MC will be Alfie Noakes

The "Challenge" shows are an established We Are Funny Project format. A number of diverse acts are invited to perform a brand new 5 minute comedy set, with around 2 weeks notices to write, on the given theme. In this instance, "War on The War on Drugs".

This was originally planned to be the second show in the newly politicised Challenge series. Alas the first was cancelled due to calls from a "comedian" to ban it. Read all about it...

http://www.chortle.co.uk/correspondents/2018/02/23/39217/how_fragile_are_radical_feminists_if_theyre_threatened_by_debate%3F

The show will be opened by a seasoned act delivering a non-themed comedy set to warm up the room and then it's a series of "Challenged" acts right up to the Headliner (also not Challenged).

Cast TBA (It will not be announced until the entire bill has been booked)

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We Are Funny Challenge - "Bitcoin" Edition with Patrick Monahan
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

We Are Funny Challenge - "Bitcoin" Edition with Patrick Monahan

The We Are Funny Project "Challenge" shows are an established format where superb comedians are invited to perform a brand new 5 minute set based upon a specified theme, in this instance... "How Will Bitcoin Change The World?"

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-a-bitcoin-cash-world-with-dr-craig-wright-tickets-39609726759

Taking the Challenge:

* Benedict Farse
* Dana Michelle Alexander
* Keith Platt (Professional Yorkshireman)
* Ed Pownall
* Eshaan Akbar
* Kelly Convey
* Mo Omar

The night will be headlined by "Britain's Hardest Working Comedian", the brilliant Patrick Monahan, who will close the show with his trademark warmth, wit and energy.

‘A comedian with a heart of gold… it’s not laboured but it makes you think, even while you grin from ear to ear at all the fun you’ve just had’ ✭✭✭✭✭ One4Review

The show will be opened by the sharp Dominic Frisby who is not required to take the Challenge, he will simply bring the funny to kick off the night.

‘Viciously funny and inventive.’ The Guardian.

‘Great comedy talent’ Chortle.

The amazing value "Early Bird" tickets are available at £6 each until January 14th. Tickets will then be priced at £10 each.

Note: This show will be filmed and all who attend may find themselves appearing on video clips that find their way to the internet. Therefore, do not bring your secret lover if you wish to retain the "secret" bit.

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We Are Funny Challenge Returns! with Headliner TBA
Jan
25
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Challenge Returns! with Headliner TBA

The We Are Funny Project continues our series of rotating, varied, formatted, funny games.....

The Challenge sees 8 acts being comedically, erm, challenged.

14 days before the show the comedians are informed of the theme and have to create 5 new minutes of material on that topic. This show has the theme of "TBA".

TBA will headline the show

Opening 10: TBA


These are always hilarious shows.

Previous topics have included:

* Best Day Ever
* If I Were President
* Virginity
* Bad Boss
*Favourite World Cup and more......

The acts come together to perform their take for the first time ever. The results are always high end comedy and produce tons of laughs.

The opening act and the Pro headliner won't be challenged with our theme, but will bring lots of laughs all the same.

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