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

Deborah , 5118  /  signed 2014-07-21 17:24:54 +1000
"Not funny really! And certainly not fair….I thought we were trying to get over this sort of discrimination. Then again…maybe they are just a bunch of scared wee lads scared they will be upstaged….by women comedians!!!"
Frances , 2779  /  signed 2014-07-21 17:24:43 +1000
"Where are the women?"
Alan , 2130  /  signed 2014-07-21 17:23:49 +1000
Yvonne , 5173  /  signed 2014-07-21 17:22:34 +1000
"This is discrimination and we will not tolerate it in this day and age."
Stephen , 4157  /  signed 2014-07-21 17:22:06 +1000
Rachel , 5069  /  signed 2014-07-21 17:21:37 +1000
Jennifer , 4035  /  signed 2014-07-21 17:19:05 +1000
"This promotion demonstrates just how culturally embedded inequality is in our society – so much so that even the promoters aren’t aware of their bias. Equality requires a different mindset. Changing your actions will make a difference – for all."
Sally , 5152  /  signed 2014-07-21 17:18:59 +1000
Patricia , 5118  /  signed 2014-07-21 17:18:29 +1000
"no joke"
Jonathan , 6028  /  signed 2014-07-21 17:18:22 +1000
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