All male line up?

Win! What a joke!

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: In 2014 when Just for Laughs made headlines for their all male pre-sale line-up, Fair Agenda members called on festival organisers to address their gender problem, and worked together to make sure this issue dominated the festival's social media in the first weeks of promotions. When the festival announced their full line up months later, there were 8 women in the show; and one woman included in every single group event at the Festival. Thanks to everyone who was involved in the campaign!


What’s wrong with this picture? Despite the myriad of talented female comedians available, Just for Laughs Sydney have just announced the pre-sale lineup for their upcoming festival - and there’s not a woman in sight.

Amazing funny lady Maeve Marsden has just called it out, and pointed to the exceptional pool of talented, award-winning female comedians that could have appeared in this kind of line-up. She’s calling for better. And we are too.

Just for Laughs are still finalising their full line-up - which means they still have time to address the problem. Can you help show them how many Australians want to see more women featured in their upcoming Sydney festival?


Dear Just For Laughs,

Australia has a large pool of talented, award-winning female comedians. We’d like to see them better represented and featured in your Sydney festival.


Latest activity

Toni , 4127  /  signed 2014-07-21 23:40:55 +1000
"It’s shocking that in 2014 there is even the need for this petition. "
Jessie , 4075  /  signed 2014-07-21 23:27:07 +1000
Owen , 55313  /  signed 2014-07-21 23:24:04 +1000
Lori , 4814  /  signed 2014-07-21 23:17:09 +1000
"Dear Managementt, do you live in a country populated by men only? If not, then in what way have you provided for the 50% of your audiences that are women? In fact, you may get more customers if you did acknowledge that only women are going to know what really cracks us women up in our daily lives AS women!!!!! Lori Thompson"
Greg , 2283  /  signed 2014-07-21 23:04:09 +1000
Faith , 4031  /  signed 2014-07-21 22:58:23 +1000
Janice , 2049  /  signed 2014-07-21 22:57:24 +1000
"Comedians represent their experiences to their audiences. No female experience is represented in your line-up which is pretty astounding. Would you think it unremarkable if it was the other way around – no males but an all-female line-up? And, more importantly, what would your potential audience think?"
Chris , 2533  /  signed 2014-07-21 22:55:53 +1000
"Idiots. Diversity rocks – you don’t"
Vic , 4000  /  signed 2014-07-21 22:47:42 +1000
Geraldine , 5600  /  signed 2014-07-21 22:42:15 +1000
"All male comedy festival? OK all male audience!"
← Previous  1  2    7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15    30  31  Next →