Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Friday, August 08, 2008

National Comedy Festival in September

This summer forget the Edinburgh festival, and the joys of the fringe! Why not come to Manchester on September 20 for the all new National Comedy Festival! This new event, formerly known as 'The Labour Party Conference', promises to have something to appeal to everyone and be fun for all the family!

Don't Mention The War Productions presents...

In association with Northern Rock 'The People's Bank'...


Highlights include:

Legends in their own household -catch them before they are gone
The Two Brownies - Gordon Brown 'The Joker man' and Des Browne 'The Straight man'

With support from...

The New Kids on the Block
The Dream Team - Alan 'the Minister' Johnson and his sidekick, 'Comedy Dave' Miliband.

Also hundreds of other hugely popular acts!

The Renationalise British Gas Now You Bastards Stage
With special guest host: Al 'Not Now' Darling
and featuring brand new comedy talent and new comedy sketches including:
'Balls By Name...' - Ed Balls
'Remember me?' - Hilary 'Not a Bennite' Benn
'The Future's Bright' - Hazel Blears
'Shit, Maybe My Dad Was Right' - Ed Miliband
'How to Win Elections' - Ken Livingstone

The Haunted House of Horrors
Featuring: Charles 'Fungus the Bogeyman' Clarke
James 'sin-eater' Purnell
Margaret Hodge
and...special guest - The Ghost of Ramsey MacDonald.

And Don't Miss:
The National Knife Throwing Championships
Organised by Jack 'Boot' Straw, Geoff 'Buff' Hoon and E.T. Brutus.
The awards will be presented by a very special invited guest,
the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown M.P., who will speak on
'The Menace of Knife Crime', a lecture where he will talk movingly about his own growing fears of being 'stabbed in the back'.

Special Exclusive Book Launch
Don't Diss The Peacemaker: The Memoirs of Tony Blair

For those who want more serious fayre, there is also...
The National Comedy Festival Fringe
'The Politics Tent Lectures'
'Why I Stopped Telling Political Jokes When They Kept Ending Up Being Elected Labour MPs'
'From Ramsey MacDonald to Ronald McDonald: A Short History of the Labour Party'
'The History Tent Lectures'
'What ever did happen to the British Labour Party after Glasgow East?' Discussion with historian Tristram Hunt
'The Futility of Parliamentary Socialism: Why Ralph Miliband was right about the need for a Left alternative to Labourism'

Don't miss out on the funniest day of the year! Come to Manchester on September 20!



At 8:44 am, Blogger michael greenwell said...

don't forget geoff hoons one man stand up called 'being geoff hoon'

it is something as scary as it is funny.



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