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Stand up for Labour - Bolton


Stand up for Labour puts on its fifth show for key marginal Bolton West at Horwich RMI (2 Ramsbottom Road, Bolton BL6 5NH) featuring three top comedians, liquid prizes, a quiz and plenty of time to catch up with friends.

Opening act Roland Gent is an award-winning comedian, radio DJ and actor. He has vast experience of appearing in comedy clubs all over the north-west and this will be his first ever show for Stand up for Labour.

Don Biswas was the stand-out act at Stand up for Labour's show during the Labour Party Conference in Brighton (you can see a clip here). He is a prolific joke writer and his last two shows at the Edinburgh Festival received rave reviews. Unique in his outlook, Don has some of the best jokes about politics on the comedy circuit. He has also appeared in Stand up for Labour shows in Maidstone and Basildon.

Headline act Tony Burgess is a veteran of the Manchester comedy scene. He recently appeared in the TV sitcom, Ideal, which he co-wrote with Jonny Vegas. He has written jokes for performers like Steve Coogan and John Bishop and even managed to get a writing credit on Wallace and Gromit’s The Curse of the Were Rabbit. Tony has performed at Stand up for Labour shows in Salford (The Lowry), Manchester (The Frog & Bucket) and Brighouse.

The night is hosted by Crispin Flintoff, who has organised over 250 fundraising shows for the Labour Party since he started Stand up for Labour in 2012. He was central to the #JC4PM tour, which saw theatres sell out across the country and also produced the Jeremy Corbyn Christmas single (which you can see here).

Tickets cost £12 in advance/£15 on the door.