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

Amy , 2216  /  signed 2014-07-22 21:42:30 +1000
"Your promotion of male comedians only for the pre-sale programme is an affront to the strong funny ladies we have here and overseas."
Lyn , 2162  /  signed 2014-07-22 21:27:07 +1000
Frances , 2206  /  signed 2014-07-22 21:23:57 +1000
lisa , 2171  /  signed 2014-07-22 21:11:00 +1000
Cheryl , 6056  /  signed 2014-07-22 21:04:16 +1000
Lee , 2074  /  signed 2014-07-22 20:54:06 +1000
"No female comedians available for promotion?

Not funny, guys!"
Simone , 2481  /  signed 2014-07-22 20:44:45 +1000
"What poor form, I for one won’t be going to your festival and will encourage others to follow suit. What year do you think this? The 50’s are over get with the program!"
Vivien , 6107  /  signed 2014-07-22 20:40:08 +1000
"What? Are there no funny women in Australia?"
Francis , 4885  /  signed 2014-07-22 20:35:31 +1000
"Males are not the only people who can be funny. I’m tired of all male lineups, cracking jokes and making fun of women. Women can be just as funny and entertaining. There’s nothing wrong with laughing with a woman. Include women in your lineup."
Kerry , 4552  /  signed 2014-07-22 20:31:32 +1000
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