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Stand up for Labour - North West Durham


Stand up for Labour puts on its first show for North West Durham Labour Party with a line up that would be the envy of any comedy club in the country.

Taking place at The Demi Sports Bar (45 Albert Rd, Consett DH8 5QU), the night is sponsored by the National Education Union and also features liquid prizes, a quiz and a raffle. Plus plenty of time to catch up with comrades.

The night features: 

Opening act Kate Fox is an hilarious stand-up poet who has been compared with the late Victoria Wood for her skillful use of rhyme. Kate regularly appears on Radio 4 and was a bit hit with audiences at Stand up for Labour's events in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Shildon, Middlesbrough, Bolton, Manchester and Blackpool.

Norman Lovett was one of the pioneers of Alternative Comedy, which saw off the bigoted, ignorant humour on the comedy circuit in the 1960s and 1970s. His deadpan style was a huge influence on other acts, including Stewart Lee and Jeremy Hardy and saw him picked up for roles in 'The Young Ones' and 'Keeping up Appearances' and his own sitcom, 'I, Lovett'. His most notable TV role came in the cult sci-fi series 'Red Dwarf', in which he played the computer, 'Holly'. He has been a regular perfomer for Stand up for Labour since 2013 and has won the Stand up for Labour Act of the Year.

Lost Voice Guy won over audiences across the UK with his unique stand up routine and took the title as 2018's 'Britain's Got Talent' winner. He has since been in heavy demand and it is a great honour that he will be performing at this show. His last appearance for the Labour Party was in late 2017 when he appeared in Saltburn and a clip from that show went viral.

The night is hosted by Crispin Flintoff, who set up Stand up for Labour in 2013 and has organised over 250 shows for Labour Party constituencies in England, Scotland and Wales. He is the third cousin of Andrew Flintoff, the former cricket player, and was a runner-up in the prestigious 'Hackney Empire New Acts of the Year' as well as appearing on the Paramount Comedy Channel's 'The World Stands Up'. 

There are only a limited number of tickets, which cost £10 if bought before 1 September. Advanced tickets cost £12 and, if there are any tickets left on the night, these will cost £15.