|Stand up for Labour® offers a morale boosting night out for Labour Party supporters. It combines the best in comedy with inspiring speeches from leading party figures and trade unionists, and is an opportunity for local activists to rally together and raise funds in the process.
Since 2012 we have put on over 100 events for CLPs across the country (from Greenock to Greenwich; Llandudno to Lowestoft). You can see pictures of these events in our galleries.
What we can offer
Tickets are not expensive. We aim to raise funds but we prefer to do so with a big crowd. The main aim is to gather as many Labour supporters as possible to ensure an enjoyable evening.
The aim is to get rid of the Tory-led coalition, to engage more with local Labour supporters and to give comedians the opportunity to perform in front of a cultured, informed audience.
Promoting the party
Part of Stand up for Labour's policy is to promote the event as much as possible to get the party name out on posters in shop windows and on local websites. Publicity is written following Labour Party design and it gives the party a visual presence outside election campaigns.
If you are interested in holding a Stand up for Labour event, we can supply the comedians and the promotional material and help with technical issues. We will also consult you on which political or guest speakers you would like and on what is a suitable venue.
Pushing for ticket sales
In order to ensure that the local Labour Party group will make as much effort in ensuring the event is a success, we are now asking the local Labour group to pay a deposit. In order for an event to be successful, it needs to be promoted among members through a number of emails and posters and flyers should also be distributed.
Stand up for Labour is here to help CLPs with any advice on what can be done to attract more people and we also work hard on social networks and through our own contacts to get the word out about the event. Other than the cost of expenses for the comedians, the promotional material and a (voluntary) donation to Stand up for Labour, all the profits from the event go to them.
If you are a comedian and you would like to be considered for a spot, we are happy to give you stage time as long as you have passed the Eddie Izzard test of a comedian (100 gigs) and have material that is suitable for a family audience. This is not like a standard comedy club so we are looking for comics who do not use material that will offend an educated audience.
You can contact Stand up for Labour using the contact page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Alfie Moore and Margaret Beckett in Sawley
Our Act of the Year Patrick Monahan with fellow comedians @philbourne
Bristol event with Neil Kinnock
©Wayne Godwin Reid
Honouring long-serving members
Ava Vidal at Croydon event
Denis Healey makes an appearance
Corby by-election comedy night