Comedy nights

Stand-Up For The Alternative

Hallo all!

As mentioned on our previous podcast (still available!) we shall be in attendance at the very exciting Stand-Up For The Alternative gig happening Sat 26th March at an unspecified location on Oxford Street.

We are certain that location will be a tax-dodger however, with this part of an afternoon of planned occupations by those brave boys and girls with UK Uncut, who initiate direct action protests to highlight the harm government cuts to public services are having on British culture and society, as well as raising awareness of very real alternatives to cutting the deficit, ie tighter financial regulation and increased taxation on the super-rich businesses and banks operating in and from the UK.

Meeting at 2pm in Soho Square, the group will be taking over a store or bank along with a group of comedians (including Josie Long, Mark Thomas and Chris Coltrane) to make us laugh the cuts away. Or teach us about things. Or something. Solid-hilarity.

Anyway, this is what they say on the Facebook event:

“TIME CHANGE – Meet 2pm at Soho Square

Performers confirmed so far:

JOSIE LONG – once again the amazing Josie Long will be with us

CHRIS COLTRANE – your compere extraordinaire

JEFF LEACH – London New Comedian Awards Finalist and star of radio and (sometimes) TV

SH!T THEATRE – Witty political satire in song form!

TIERNAN DOUIEB – Small, bearded and on the internet

MARK THOMAS – You know, Mark Thomas

JONNIE MARBLES – He likes comedy. He likes politics. You’ll like him

Following the success of the first UK Uncut comedy bail-in at Barclays Bank, Tottenham Court Road – – where the wonderful Josie Long, Chris Coltrane and Ian Saville (the socialist magician) entertained us all as Bob Diamond (CEO Barclays) enjoyed a £9m bonus, we’re once again bringing the funnies and taking back the banks.

Meet in Soho Square near the east entrance at 2pm, where we will head to a venue TBC and turn one of the high street’s most (un)popular banks or stores into a comedy club.

This action is on the same day as the TUC March for the Alternative. As the march is in the morning, you will be able to make both events.

Read why we’re occupying for the alternative too:

Find the event on UK Uncut:

Get in touch on

Following the action, we will meet with the rest of UK Uncut at 3.30pm by Oxford Circus for a further protest at a secret location. Ooooh.”

So come along! And meet us too.

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