Stand up for Labour puts on an event for Hemel Hempstead CLP at Hemel Hempstead Football Club (Vauxhall Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 4HW) featuring three of the best comedians on the circuit.
Opening act Susan Murray is an accomplished stand-up, actor and writer, who has written and appeared with Jeremy Hardy, Jo Enright, Arthur Smith and Stephen K Amos. 'Anyone who loves the work of Sarah Millican or Kerry Godliman will find plenty to enjoy here' (The Guardian).
Sir Ian Bowler is an unlikely addition to the line up as he is a Tory politician. His act is that of a panto villain – contemptuous of the poor and people on the left. Surprisingly Sir Ian has gone down a storm at Stand up for Labour events all over the country (Corby, Preston, Leamington, Ipswich, Bristol, Upton upon Severn, Birmingham, Chiswick, Tottenham, Tooting, London Colney, Uxbridge and Hailsham).
Norman Lovett was one of the first comedians to break away from the tired, bigoted comedy of the 1970s and is one of the founders of Alternative Comedy. Norman has appeared as a warm up act for The Clash and was a regular at The Comedy Store in London during the 1980s. He has become most known for his appearance as 'Holly' the computer in 'Red Dwarf'. With decades of experience as a stand-up, Norman has the most relaxed stage presence of any performer on the circuit and he has had Stand up for Labour audiences in stitches in Stafford, Ipswich, Eastbourne, Paddington, Chiswick, Kingston, Dartford, Greenwich, Ealing, Lewes, Letchworth, Camberley, Swindon, Salisbury and Wycombe.
The night is hosted by Crispin Flintoff, who set up Stand up for Labour in 2012 and has now organised over 180 fundraising events for the Labour Party in England, Scotland and Wales. Crispin has also appeared on Paramount Comedy’s ‘The World Stands up’.
The night will also include a raffle and liquid prizes.