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An evening of stand-up comedy featuring a variety of the best up-and-coming self-identifying female comedians around. Shout Out UK – an award-winning youth news network engaging young people in politics –
is hosting this event to raise money for the Fawcett Society, a women’s charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights.

Women are under-represented in both comedy and politics. Let us challenge this by giving space to women in these spheres and supporting young people in pursuing their goals.

Join us in celebrating the funniness of women and supporting women around the world, with a night of laughter on International Women’s Day 2018.

THE NIGHT'S LINE UP:

Alexis Wieroniey (host)
Alexis Wierieoney is an American comedian who came to London for an internship in Parliament. Alexis has worked in the US Congress and then in the UK for an MP for 5 years.13-years later, Alexis will use her wicked wit and particular political insight to host this night and highlight why we need more women in both comedy and politics! Alexis regularly performs and MCs at venues across London, she has had shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was a finalist in both the Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian Competition and the Comedy Virgins Max Turner Competition. She also loves cats.

Athena Kugblenu - A witty social commentator. Athena was a 2017 nominee for the 99 Club Female Comedians’ Bursary, she writes for BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz) and appears on various other BBC radio shows. You can find her on the ever popular Kitchen Table podcast and listen to her hilarious contributions to the much-celebrated podcasts ‘Global Pillage‘ and The Guilty Feminist Podcast, hosted by Deborah Frances-White.

Bisha K Ali - Hailing from West London and ping-ponging between cultures has left her with no choice but to stand up and laugh about her strict and strange upbringing. A storyteller, Bisha touches on topics including race, religion, science and family. Her laid-back charm, along with her ability to surprise and delight audiences took her to the Final of the 2013 Funny Women Awards within a year of her first gig.

Jen Brister - This headliner describes herself as "Stand up comedian, writer, actor, dickhead". Jen is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and actor, with fantastic wit and a hilarious impression of her mother. She has written for the BBC and has been a regular contributor to magazines including Diva, Standard Issue and The Huffington Post, as well as appearing on Russell Brand's radio comedy Cloud Cuckoo. You can watch Jen on Live at the Apollo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0eeKZqvC8Y&feature=youtu.be

Eleanor Morton - a "sometimes musical" comedian and writer. Her intelligent stand-up always delivers. Eleanor has written for The BBC programmes ‘What’s Funny About The Referendum?’ and SKETCHLAND, and is also a performer with the award nominated London comedy groups Weirdos and Comedian’s Cinema Club.

Harriet Braine - a musical comedian who won the Individual Comedy Award at Buxton Festival Fringe 2017 and
2016 Musical Comedy Awards best newcomer. Have a listen on her soundcloud, here: https://soundcloud.com/harriet-braine

Event organised by Shout Out UK

We are a multi-award winning independent news network and course provider that, via journalism, film, events and education, connects one of the largest networks of intelligent, adventurous and career-driven young people with the aim of getting them more active and interested in politics.

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