Stand Up for Sex Workers (Live-stream)
December 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm£5.98 – £16.76
BBC New Comedy Award nominee Siân Docksey presents an online comedy, pole dancing, drag and variety lineup dripping with so much star-studded talent that, Houston, we’re gonna need a bigger mop. Join us on International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers as comics and artists from across the globe zoom in to spread hilarity, dazzle away the 2020 dread and raise emergency funds for sex workers in crisis.
Your extraordinary lineup includes:
DESIREE BURCH – Star of Live At the Apollo, Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, and host of her own Comedy Central Special – to name merely a handful of this multi-talented US comic’s accolades.
FERN BRADY – Razor-sharp Scottish comic as seen on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Vehicle, Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, touring the UK and internationally and now co-hosting hit BBC Sounds podcast Wheel of Misfortune.
JACQ THE STRIPPER – Flying in from New York City, multi-talented Canadian Fempress, stand-up comic and artist smashing whorephobia, stigma and capitalist patriarchy one perfectly-pitched thirst trap at a time. Co-producer of the internationally-touring Venus Fly Trap sex-positive comedy show.
KITTY VELOUR – UK and International pole princess, booty shaker, showgirl and aerialist, recently featured on Sara Pascoe’s Sex, Money, Power podcast.
SIKISA – As seen on Jonathan Ross’s Comedy Club, rising stand up comedy star and creative producer of the Lounge Onyx Cabaret.
LAUREN ELISE – “She moves like sexy water” UK/Internationally touring exotic pole dancer and Eden Pole Competition co-founder.
JOE SUTHERLAND – “Takes to the stage like an old pro, oozing star power from every pore” as seen on Comedy Central, and packing more caustic wit than you can shake a Greggs vegan sausage roll at.
CARMEN ALI – Stand up comic, actor, writer, and co-organiser of groundbreaking online feminist, socialist strip club Cybertease.
THAT RAY – Making drag rad again! From their show Non-Binary Electro Hour to being part of the Queer Jewish cabaret collective Homos and Houmous, bringing distinctive waves of witty and irreverent hedonism to the scene.
SASHA DIAMOND – UK Stripper of the Year 2019, Sexual Freedom Award-winning pole dancer and performer across multidisciplinary performance magic.
SUE GIVES A F*CK – Comedy drag queen who started life as a finalist in RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Ambassador and has only shot up from there.
KELLY VEE – “Cute, funny and physically intimidating” Australian Circus and Burlesque artist defying the laws of physics on pole, hoop, and any shape bold enough to cross her path.
Stand Up for Sex Workers is proudly funded by Wandsworth Oasis, a charity supporting – and challenging stigma towards – those living with HIV. Sex workers are disproportionately vulnerable to HIV transmission, as well as being heavily affected by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 100% of ticket sales and donations raised from this event will be split equally between:
The SWARM emergency hardship fund which during the pandemic has already raised and distributed over £250,000 in cash relief to sex workers impacted by COVID-19.
National Ugly Mugs, a charity and campaign group providing support and working to end violence against UK sex workers.
Get pumped, get your tickets, and get your fix of rad, fab, stigma-smashing comedy glory!