Jeremy Hardy, Patrick Monahan, Ava Vidal and Kevin Day become the latest Show Racism the Red Card patrons.
Following the success of our Stand Up Against Racism gigs in Newcastle, London and Glasgow, four comedians have further pledged their support to the campaign by becoming Honourary Patrons.
Jeremy Hardy, who performed at both our Newcastle and London gigs and as heard on BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz and Just A Minute, has become the first of our comic patrons and is joined by Kevin Day who has toured the world with his I was a Teenage Racist and can be seen each Sunday on Match of the Day 2.
Kevin said, "I am very proud to become a patron of Show Racism the Red Card. Since I started watching football so much has been done to rid the game of racial abuse and neanderthal attitudes, but there is still progress to be made and I am looking forward to doing everything I can to help and educate and to giver a voice to those who need it."
Also joining our list of patrons is Ava Vidal who performed at our London Stand Up Against Racism gig and has featured on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.
Patrick Monahan, the Irish/Iranian/Geordie comic who has many succesful years at Edinburgh festival performed at both Newcastle and London SUAR nights. On becoming a patron Patrick had this to say about the campaign:
"Many charities in Britain do great charity work in the local community but not many work as hard as Show Racism the Red Card on a national scale and do so with such hard work and charm."