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:
- Janet Bettesworth
- Nathan Cassidy
- Samantha Ruth Presdee
- Tom Mayhew
- Julie Grady Thomas
- Tony Marrese
- Sarah Lee
- 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...
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.