To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, Comic Relief and Oxfam have joined forces to put on a unique comedy gig at the Leicester Square Theatre on Thursday 8th March.
The gig, called ‘Women Stand Up’ will feature an all-female line up with Kerry Godliman hosting a wonderful night of fresh raw talent and familiar faces.
A host of comedy stars of the future and female comedy legends have already pledged their support, with Bridget Christie, Mae Martin, Shappi Khorsandi, Birthday Girls, Athena Kugblenu, Massive Dad, Evelyn Mok and some very special guests all appearing of the night.
Nikki van der Gaag, Oxfam’s Director Women’s Rights and Gender Justice said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Comic Relief, to highlight the work that both charities fund to help women here in the UK and across the world gain power over their lives. Women are still more likely to live in poverty than men and until we tackle inequality we won’t end poverty. ‘Women Stand Up’ will be a night filled with sharp, funny and switched on women bringing a female perspective to life to celebrate International Women’s Day.”
Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis said, “Red Nose Day has always benefited from the support of incredible British comic talent, so it seems right that this year we’re handing the mic over to some of the most exciting new names on the circuit, from writers to stand ups and actors. Oxfam has been a brilliant partner of ours from the very beginning – and is now one of the organisations through which the money raised through Red Nose Day is spent supporting women and girls living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world. It should be a great event.”
‘Women Stand Up’ is the finale of a brand new series of Comic Relief Live gigs in support of this year’s Red Nose Day. John Bishop, Lenny Henry, Jo Brand, and Elis James have all hosted gigs introducing audiences to some of the most exciting up and comers on the British comedy circuit.
To find out more and book your tickets visit rednoseday.com/comedy.