May events

May Events

Bringing the Labour Party together with a mix of comedy, variety, curry and discussion events. And promoting local voices through film.

Minehead, Thursday 10th May

Arthur Smith headlines a fundraiser for West Somerset Labour Party. To buy an advanced ticket (costing £12), click here. Tickets cost £15 if bought on the door.

Alton, Friday 11th May

Norman Lovett headlines a show for East Hampshire Labour Party. Sponsored by the Baker's Union, the guest speaker is Ronnie Draper. To buy an advanced ticket (costing £12), click here.  

Breaking Naan, Sunday 20th May

Curry and discussion evening in East London. Topics include the local election results, the role of local government and party discipline. Tickets are £25 for three courses/£90 for a table for four people/£125 for a table for six/£200 for a table for 10.Tickets can be bought online here.

#JC4PM, Thursday 24th May

#JC4PM brings a top night of entertainment for Labour supporters hosted by cult video blogger the Artist Taxi Driver.

Watch the preview video here.

The Artist Taxi Driver has built up a massive online following through political commentary in the front of his car and has interviewed everyone from John McDonnell to Russell Brand and inspired a Grime version of his rant about the 'Magic Money Tree'.

Joining the Artist Taxi Driver will be:

Norman Lovett, whose deadpan comedy has inspired countless comedians and whose career started with warming up for Punk bans like 'The Clash' and went on to becoming a sci-fi favourite as 'Holly' in 'Red Dwarf'.

Lost Voice Guy (AKA Lee Ridley), hilariously satirises attitudes towards disability through a voice synthesiser. His award winning act has been gone down a storm at gigs across the country.

Barbara Nice, critically acclaimed character-comedy from Phoenix Nights actress and comedian Janice Connolly.

Smug Roberts, one of Manchester's top stand-up comics, his acting credits include 'Mrs Browns Boys', 'Cold Feet', 'Phoenix Nights' and 'Looking For Eric' (Directed by Ken Loach).

Kate Fox, stand-up poet who has two Radio 4 series under her belt and has performed on BBC 1 and BBC 2.

Sir Ian Bowler, a character act devised by 'Have I Got News For You' writer and stand-up comedian Nat Tapley. Fantastic one-liners combined with poetry.

Theresa May Cabaret, a comic burlesque act performed by Lolly Jones that went down a storm at Stand up for Labour in Maidenhead.

Tickets can be bought online here.

Blackpool, Friday 25th May

Norman Lovett headlines a great night of comedy and speeches for Blackpool South and Fylde CLPs. Guest speaker the Artist Taxi Driver. Tickets have already nearly sold out for this one. 

If you wish to buy an advanced ticket (for £10), click here.  

North Walsham, Thursday 31st May

Norman Lovett headlines a fundraiser for North Norfolk Labour Party. Tickets are already selling very well for this show and advanced tickets (costing £12) are available here.  

Giving a voice to local people

Following Stand up for Labour's show in Bolton, we spoke to local members and residents to find out what their views are on their community and where they see its future. It has now been viewed by nearly 10,000 people across social media platforms. We will be making similar films in other constituencies following shows.

If you would like to put on an event in your constituency (whether comedy, variety or curry/discussion), please email crispin@standupforlabour.co.uk