Stand Up For Labour photos
Stand Up For Labour photos

What do 150 Labour Party supporters (and one Liberal Democrat supporter) do to help them get through this long period of political chaos and uncertainty? They have themselves a good old laugh.

Cheltenham Labour Party put on an evening of stand up comedy for supporters and friends on Thursday evening (12th September) at the Townhall Pillar Room. The comedians were all from the national circuit, they were:-

  • Lindsey Santoro from Birmingham (but we didn’t hold that against her). She recounted tales of her misadventures in life, and gave us great insight into Thersa May’s dancing style (sorry I can’t say any more!).
  • Patrick Monahan is one of the best banter merchants on the comedy circuit; he is a winner of ITV’s  ‘Show me the Funny’, winning with the audience vote. Patrick recounted his experiences of late night life on London’s streets.
  • Norman Lovett, a pioneer of alternative comedy of the early 80s and who played the computer ‘Holly’ in Red Dwarf. Norman showed us you need no more than a plastic bag to entertain an audience – seeing is believing!

The evening was compared by Crispin Flintoff who kept the audience fired up throughout and who got the audience in the mood to fight the next general election, whenever it may be called.

The evening included a political quiz that was won by Cheltenham’s longest standing labour Party member Mike Farmer. Mike first joined the Labour Party in 1963 and his extraordinary political memory goes back much further, to the turn of the 20th Century and the formation of Labour!

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