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

Kathy , 2066  /  signed 2014-07-21 18:27:39 +1000
"Where are all our funny ladies?"
Caroline , 2303  /  signed 2014-07-21 18:26:51 +1000
"Why can’t you include dome female comediennes?"
Melinda , 6018  /  signed 2014-07-21 18:24:20 +1000
Danielle , 5061  /  signed 2014-07-21 18:23:54 +1000
"This isn’t funny."
Hermann , 4552  /  signed 2014-07-21 18:23:23 +1000
"How sad! The organizers accepted such a self limitation in the selection of talent. They have limited not only themselves but also the offer to the audience to their own narrow sense of humor. I hope that they recognize their very narrow approach and quickly broaden their approach to make their contribution to the Sydney Festival more representative of community sense of humor."
Laura , 2115  /  signed 2014-07-21 18:21:42 +1000
"Ladies make us laugh too!! "
Josie , 6333  /  signed 2014-07-21 18:21:13 +1000
"Comedy is not just a male premise. Female performers have made a significant impact on the Australian and International comedy scenes."
Patricia , 5063  /  signed 2014-07-21 18:20:35 +1000
Garry& Regina , 2782  /  signed 2014-07-21 18:20:35 +1000
Susan , 4520  /  signed 2014-07-21 18:20:07 +1000
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