You’ve probably seen us banging on about our brilliant forthcoming gig for Comic Relief (Monday 11 May, The Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue, ON SALE NOW). Here’s a little bit about what to expect and why it’s important. Not least because Sarah Millican might even dust her razor off.
On Monday 11 May join Sarah Millican, Katherine Ryan and an army of other female stand ups in raising vital funds for Comic Relief, a charity dedicated to helping and supporting women around the world who need it most.
Hosted by your very own Standard Issue, Standard Issue Stands Up for Comic Relief promises to be a night of exceptional and hilarious comedy, fun fundraising and celebrating women.
There are more acts to be announced. In fact, Standard Issue has got one hell of a line-up up its sleeve and we’ll be gradually drip-feeding you the excitement as the gig date moves closer.
Standard Issue is the place where big names, stand ups, mums, perimenopausalists AND druid cape-wearers all congregate so as you can imagine our parties are something rather special.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be doing the gig,” says comedian, writer, cat-mam and (partially) reformed workaholic Sarah Millican. “Comic Relief is such a great cause and what a wonderful way of raising money: laughing and making people laugh, sharing a stage with wonderful women. I can’t wait. And Standard Issue is a breath of fresh air. I love writing for it, but most of all I love reading it. It’s my bath read. Is that weird? And when I say bath, I mean toilet then bath. I’ll leave you to guess which takes the longest.”
This year marks Comic Relief’s 30th birthday. Most people are well aware of the vital work the charity does at home and overseas, but might not be as aware of the work it does with women. All the money raised by Standard Issue Stands Up for Comic Relief will be used to help vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls here in the UK and across Africa.
From tackling violence against women, raising awareness and educating communities about the harm caused by Female Genital Mutilation to ensuring that the number of women dying in childbirth across Sub-Saharan Africa continues to fall, the cash raised will help to make a big difference to women and girls living incredibly tough lives.
“Obviously the fact that we’ll be raising money for such a great charity is the main reason I’m looking forward to the gig,” says Millican, “but a close second is that I get to do a gig with so many inspiring and hilarious broads. I might even shave my legs for the occasion.”
Standard Issue Stands Up for Comic Relief is on Monday 11 May at The Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, 7:30pm.
Visit nimaxtheatres.com/lyric-theatre/standard_issue_stands_up_for_comic_relief for more information.
All profits from this event will be donated to Comic Relief.2537 Views