Many thanks to all who helped create a hugely successful and entertaining evening.
“I got involved with Show racism the red card - because not only are they really great guys they’re a truly great cause and put on some fantastic events with a positive feel and fun at the same time!"
Patrick Monahan, winner of ITV's Show me the Funny.
London's Living Room at the top of City Hall was packed out on Monday 13th February for our latest Stand Up Against Racism comedy evening. The event was kindly hosted by Murad Qureshi AM who opened the evening with the following words:
"In recent times, campaigns like Show Racism the Red Card have dealt well with racism in all its forms. But recent incidents tell us it’s still a very live issue. We can never thus be complacent about tackling racism. I am glad to be hosting this event at City Hall to reinforce the message that racism is intolerable in today's London and anywhere else."
Paul Mortimer and Luther Blissett then spoke about the reasons that they were involved in the Show Racism the Red Card campaign before passing over to the compere for the evening Jason Patterson, who introduced the great line-up of comedians: Ava Vidal, Patrick Monahan, Paul Ricketts and Nick Revell, who all gave their time free of charge in support of the Show Racism the Red Card Campaign, for which we are extremely grateful.
A fantastic evening was had by all who attended and one lucky individual won the opportunity to drive Luther's car at Silverstone in March. The event raised a good amount of money for the charity and we'd like to thank all who helped make the night a success, including, of course, the comedians, the team at City Hall who worked flat out to make the event at success and Kingfisher who supplied the drinks for the evening.
Stand up Against Racism was launched in response to the worrying success of the British National Party in recent elections. We organised Stand Up Against Racism comedy shows in the run-up to the 2010 General Election: Out aim is to counter some of the BNP and similar far-right organisations' views using the power of humours. See our SUAR YouTube page for footage from these events.