Gallery 2012

 Stand up for Labour - Dec 15

Venue: Ilford Catholic Club, Redbridge

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Bob Mills and Ilford South MP Mike Gapes pose for the camera

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Bob Mills comments on the venue and how comedy has changed

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The audience are warming up for a great night of comedy

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Bob Mills speaks about the positives of diabetes

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Compere Crispin Flintoff exudes the Christmas spirit

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Mike Gapes MP starts with a joke: 'Nick Clegg'

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The audience applaud their local MP for not telling too many jokes

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The newest member of the Labour Party picks up his prize

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The longest serving Labour Party member in the room makes his way to the stage

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A bottle of whiskey awaits him in honour of his 67 years' membership

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Jimbo struggles with the microphone stand

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Manos storms the night with his observations on Greece's influence

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The audience applaud before the interval

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Councillor Gideon Bull belts out a karaoke song to everyone's surprise

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Paul Hayes of the GMB speaks about the need for union and Labour Party solidarity

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Matt Goddin receives a bottle of Bailey's after destroying Crispin in a Butterfly contest

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Krysstal receives instruction in the use of maracas from Brian Damage

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A duet performed with maracas has the audience in stitches

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Krysstal and Brian Damage receive an encore and come back on stage

 

Stand up for Labour - Nov 29

Venue: Banglo Bar, Bath

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 Tony Cowards split the room with his succession of puns and wordplay

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Craig Mills of Unison talks about the issue of pay cartels for NHS staff

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Ben Harrington gives a high-five to the evening's chief heckler

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 Mark Hurman shows why he is storming comedy clubs in the south west 

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Mark goes down a storm with his jokes about the coalition

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Wil Hodgson tells the audience about the People's Republic of Chippenham 

Stand up for Labour - October 21

Venue: The George IV pub, London W4

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Sir Ian Bowler MP, John McDonnell, Adam Bloom, Norman Lovett and Bob Crow

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Adam Bloom opened the show and made friends with the audience

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Paul Ricketts re-enacted the Leveson enquiry with the help of audience members

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Bob Crow was critical about New Labour and new employment law

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Bob Crow applauded by the crowd - with one standing ovation

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John McDonnell MP spoke about the need for solidarity against the coalition

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Crispin Flintoff introduces a double-headed monster with a sleeping disorder

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Sir Ian Bowler MP before he has a nervous breakdown on stage

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Norman Lovett performs magic tricks and shows how to survive in 'Deliverance'

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A future that works demo - October 20

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Stand up for Labour - Corby October 7

Venue: Corby Trades & Labour Club, Corby NN17

 

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Corby council leader Tom Beattie, Hal Cruttenden, Arnold Brown and Labour candidate Andy Sawford discuss politics and comedy during the interval

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Nervous-looking compere Crispin Flintoff in front of the new banner

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Legend of alternative comedy Arnold Brown opens the show and is loved and laughed at

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And Arnold can see the humour of it all too...

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Former teacher Jim Smallman recalls a worrying episode in his GP's surgery

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Leader of Corby Council Tom Beattie is a more than capable deputy for Tom Watson

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A member of the party for over 50 years does not want the whiskey prize

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But another member for over 50 years is happy to take it... 

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Damaged Tory Sir Ian Bowler MP shows no fear in a Labour-dominated venue

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Tom Beattie sees the funny side - while his neighbour discovers his team lost 

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Hal Cruttenden has the audience in hysterics as he ridicules political speeches

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Andy Sawford spells out how vital it is that Labour wins the Corby by-election

Stand up for Labour - July 22

Venue: The George IV pub, London W4

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Andy Slaughter MP tells Arthur Smith one of his best jokes backstage

 

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Patricia Sinclair described life as wife of a Labour MP from Hull

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Ron Bartholemew accepts his bottle of vintage red wine for being the room's longest Labour Party member

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Joe Wells was first on stage and went down a storm

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Anthony Miller from Pearshaped comedy club was next on stage

 

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Ken Livingstone said the next election will be a landmark like 1945 or 1979

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Ken Livingstone shows the audience his Olympic jacket

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Andy Slaughter reads advice he received by text

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Arthur Smith takes to the stage

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