Stand up for Labour - Rotherham
Stand up for Labour is pleased to be putting on a fantastic pre-election show at Rotherham Underground (Greasbrough Rd, Rotherham S60 1RB) featuring three fantastic acts and great speakers.
Opening the show is top comedian, actor and TV/radio regular Justin Moorhouse. Justin's acting includes appearing in Peter Kay's 'Phoenix Nights', Ken Loach's film, 'Looking for Eric', 'Still Open All Hours' and 'Coronation Street'. His comedy career started when he won a local comedy competition held at the Southern pub in Chorlton and he has since gone on to appear in 'Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow'. He brought the house down at his two Stand up for Labour appearances in Leek and Bolton.
Matt Hoss has been performing comedy since he was 19 years old and has already put on two successful shows at the Edinburgh Festival. His self-deprecating and hilarious anecdotes have endeared him to audiences all over the country and he is tipped for stardom. He is making his first appearance for Stand up for Labour.
Joe Solo is a thought-provoking, punch-the-air political singer-songwriter. On top of releasing seventeen albums since 2004, Joe helped create WE SHALL OVERCOME, a campaign pushing for a positive response from the music community to the poverty and hardship inflicted on ordinary people by the government’s austerity program. Since October 2015 the movement has organised more than 1,000 gigs, raising an estimated £425,000 in cash, food, clothing and bedding for those hardest hit.
Guest speaker Tosh McDonald is a former president of Aslef as well as a local councillor in Doncaster. Noted for his love of motorbikes and rock music, he is one of the most colourful characters in the labour movement and also one of our best orators.
Sarah Woolley was recently elected General Secretary of the Baker’s Union. Sarah has fought on behalf of fast food workers and others at the lower end of the pay scale, most notably in the popular McStrike campaign.
The night is hosted by Crispin Flintoff, who set up Stand up for Labour in 2012 and has now put on over 250 shows across England, Wales and Scotland. In that time he has booked over 150 performers and raised over £200,000 for the Labour Party. He is the third cousin of the cricket player Andrew Flintoff, but has never met him.
The night also features liquid prizes, a quiz, a raffle and plenty of time to catch up with comrades.
Tickets cost £12 in advance/£15 on the door.