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Proof that you can have serious fun in Manchester

Yet another foreign footballer is having a pop at Manchester.

To be fair, I've done it myself.

Nevertheless, following my recent trip to the city, I am delighted to reveal that on Monday October 4, during the 2011 Conservative conference, Forest will present Stand Up For Liberty!, a drinks reception followed by 60 minutes of live stand-up comedy.

To demonstrate the serious nature of what I hope will become an annual event, we have hired The Comedy Store, booking both the main bar and the theatre-style auditorium which can hold upwards of 300 people.

We are now negotiating to book an MC and two highly rated comedians. They're not household names but they have appeared on national television and their politically-inspired stand-up routines have attracted rave reviews.

Before you ask, the purpose of Stand Up For Liberty! is to convey our message in the most entertaining and unusual manner possible.

Politics and comedy? It's a perfect fit.

The event is free and outside the secure area so anyone can attend. I hope you will join us.

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Reader Comments (10)

Got a feeling it will be well attended.

Will you send an invitation to Deborah Arnott Simon....hey!...maybe she could do a stand-up routine.

What kind of routine would you want her to do? I wouldn't want this witch on a broom-stick to pole-dance though! Ugh!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 16:30 | Unregistered CommenterJJ

Questions, questions

Errr, is this the Forest official poster of the event? l see no mention of anything about smoking issues and it's not advertised on the main Forest website either? What gives?

Couldn't this event be an outside event under a smoking marquee? Smokers and non-smokers together? Of course the smokophobes would get upset but wouldn't that be seriously funny?

As it stands it reminds me of Fawlty Towers --- Don't mention the War!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 19:52 | Unregistered CommenterJustine

I would send invites to the World Health Organisation, ASH, CRUK, BHF, the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies and the Department of Health,.

They are the BIGGEST COMEDIANS in the world.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 20:49 | Unregistered CommenterEddie D

One would hope the generous nature of the invitation implies a warm welcome will be extended to our East Manchester Gothic Combat Battalions.

What troubles me most is how movements for freedom get involved with Pseudo Marxist Jamborees like a Tory Conference.

Hope the comics dont tell religous jokes,some of our Tridentine foot soldiers can get a tad upset.

Hope springs eternal

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 22:44 | Unregistered CommenterMancGoths

Oh dear, Mancgoths, I fear that you are insulting Mr Marx dreadfully by juxtaposing him with the Tories!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 23:29 | Unregistered CommenterJunican

Are you trying to avoid me Simon haha once again it clashes. MInd you, if during that week you would like to come to the Altrincham Garrick Theatre to see Hello Dolly, you can see me in the pit conducting the band and catch me by the stage door having a smoke during the interval. I might even buy you a drink in the bar after the show.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 0:54 | Unregistered Commentertimbone

@ Justine

You're not wrong Justine

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 11:30 | Unregistered CommenterNick

O/T but anybody know where to find the new e-petition? It's due to commence 4th. Aug., it says. Can't seem to find it atm. I'm reading this am that they're having to 'consider' debating capital punishment again - 100k sigs. - so let's give this a shot.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 8:46 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Huge shame Doug Stanhope went back to the US a few weeks ago, this event has his name written all over it. He is highly critically acclaimed, and as funny as Bill Hicks.

Doug Stanhope - Liberty,
Its all great but the really relevant part it 11:30 in.

Friday, August 5, 2011 at 21:55 | Unregistered CommenterAndrewP

This show is spectacular. When I was in London everybody talked me about it and at the beginning I thought it was kind of boring but now it became in my favorite.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 15:36 | Unregistered CommenterJames Parker

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