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WE Lewisham Comedy Fundraiser

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Ada Campe presents an all-female line-up of some of the best comedians around! Join us for some comic relief after the serious business of the snap general election, whilst supporting your local branch of the Women's Equality Party.

Doors at 19:30. First Act at 20:00

The Line-Up:
Rosie Wilby
Kate Smurthwaite
Ruth Keeling
Sarah Southern
Sajeela Kershi
Joanna Dring

Ada Campe:

Steeped in variety, dressing up and the absurd, Ada has been delighting audiences at cabaret and comedy nights across the UK for years, including Stand Up for Women! at the Garrick Theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall, Femmes by the Thames at the RVT and What The Frock! Comedy in Bristol. She is also featured in two of the most recent books about women in comedy - the What The Frock! Book of Funny Women (2015) and Stand Up & Sock it to Them Sister (2016). But it’s not all about the glamour of the big time… through her regular appearances in Scary Little Girls’ Christmas Cabaret tours, Ada Campe has discovered that she is also very big in the villages of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Leicestershire. Verging on huge, actually.

'Resembles an unhinged supervillain’ (Diva Magazine). ‘Extraordinary stage presence’ (John Fleming), ‘Very, very funny’ (Edinburgh Magic Circle). ‘I love the whole concept’ (Funny Women). ‘Talented and funny... Look out drag queens, the dowager duchess is in da house’ (Kate Copstick).

www.naomipaxton.co.uk/comedy

@AdaCampe

LINE UP INCLUDES:

Rosie Wilby:

Rosie has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Summer Nights, Four Thought, Midweek, The Human Zoo and Woman’s Hour and at festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Green Man, Larmer Tree and Latitude. She was a finalist at Funny Women 2006 and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2007 and she’s been touring award-winning solo shows and steadily building a word-of-mouth army of fans ever since. Her writing has been published in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent, New Statesman and more. Her first book Is Monogamy Dead will be published by Accent Press in July 2017 and follows her TEDx talk of the same name. She was a runner up in the 2014 Mslexia memoir competition and the only UK writer selected for the 2016 LAMBDA writers' retreat at the University of Southern California. She co-hosts Radio Diva on Resonance FM alongside Heather Peace and has presented for BBC Sussex and Surrey. Her award-winning show The Science Of Sex was programmed by New York City’s Fresh Fruit Festival 2013. She has also performed in Los Angeles and at Sydney Mardi Gras.

www.rosiewilby.com

www.rosiewilbynews.blogspot.co.uk

@RosieWilby

Kate Smurthwaite:

Kate is a left-wing, feminist, atheist stand-up comedian and political activist.

She performs all over the UK and around the world at major clubs including The Comedy Store, Comedy Cafe, The Stand, Covent Garden Comedy Club, Soho Comedy Club and Crack Comedy Club. She also writes and tours an annual solo show of highbrow left wing comedy under the name The News At Kate. Kate is often a guest on news and debate shows and is well known for her forthright opinions and campaigning work.

www.katesmurthwaite.co.uk

@Cruella1

Ruth Keeling:

Ruth Keeling is an actress and stand up comedian ( and a wardrobe mistress, dresser, receptionist!) after training at the Poor School Ruth worked across the U.K. In tours of 'Hot Flush- the Musical', her other theatre work includes 'social Notwork' at the Red Lion, 'Faithfully Yours' at the Kings Cross Slam, and 'Her Naked Skin' at the National Theatre.

Her television and film credits include, 'Doctors'- guest lead, 'Eastenders', 'Peep Show', 'Life of Riley', 'Hollyoaks Later' 'Lee Nelsons Well Good Show' 'Ashes' and 'Sparks'.

Ruth is a winner of 'The Directors Cut' Actors competition and has done several monologue and sketch nights for them at Southwark Playhouse.

@KeelingRuth

Sarah Southern:

Sarah Southern is new to the comedy scene. After a meeting with her life coach she took up comedy and hasn't put the mic down since. Orginally from the Noth East, Sarah lives in London and works as a fundraiser for a museum.

@sarahsouthern

Sajeela Kershi

Sajeela is a comedian, compere, writer, actor and promoter of comedy. Since 2006 she has performed stand-up across the UK and abroad, including taking shows to the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leicester, Manchester, Buxton and Brighton fringes as well as performing abroad at the Prague & Montreal Just for Laughs festival.

Sajeela infamously starred in Brendon Burns’ 2007 ‘So I Suppose This is Offensive’ show which went on to win the IF.Comedy Award (formerly Perrier).

‘The most jaw-droppingly awkward, painful, yet ultimately rewarding piece of stand-up we’ve ever seen’

★★★★★ (Time Out Review of DVD)

@SajeelaKershi

Joanna Dring:

Joanna Dring, (Jo to her colleagues, Joey to her bezzies and Miss Dring to the taxman), is new to the comedy circuit, so go easy on her. She lives in London, works in PR and can be found hanging out on Tinder and unintentionally cozying up to people on the Victoria Line.

@jo_dring

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